1818, Astrakhan - 1927, Leningrad

Portrait of René Nothaft


  • oil on canvas. 110 х 82
  • Ж-8516

  • Пост. в 1969 из ГЭ; ранее – собрание Ф. Ф. Нотгафта, Петроград – Ленинград

Laconic sculptural forms, austere draughtsmanship and light tones were all features of Boris Kustodiev’s Neoclassical quests of the 1910s. René Nothaft (née Kestlin) often sat for the artist, who was drawn to the Swisswoman’s original beauty and grace. She was married to his friend Fyodor (Friedrich) Nothaft, a leading Russian collector and publisher who later worked at the Hermitage.

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