Tour at Two: Prince Paul Petrovitch Troubetzkoy

  • Born in Intra, a small town near Lago Maggiore, Italy, Paul Petrovich Troubetzkoy was the second son of the Russian prince Pierre Troubetzkoy and his wife, Ada Winans, an American opera singer.
  • Troubetzkoy concentrated on animals in his earliest sculptures (he was a lifelong vegetarian and passionate spokesperson for animal rights), but he quickly became in-demand as a portraitist for society figures as well as his friends and fellow artists.
  • The subject of this sculpture is Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a dedicated American sculptor and influential arts patron who founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Prince Paul Petrovitch Troubetzkoy, Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney (Gertrude Vanderbilt), 1910; Bronze with dark brown patina; Museum purchase with funds provided by the 2017 Curator’s Circle and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Endowment Fund, 2017.4.2

  •  Nacido en Intra, un pequeño pueblo cerca del Lago Maggiore, Italia, Paul Petrovich Troubetzkoy fue el segundo hijo del príncipe ruso Pierre Troubetzkoy y su esposa, Ada Winans, una cantante de ópera estadounidense

  • Troubetzkoy se concentró en animales en sus primeras esculturas (fue un vocero vegetariano y apasionado de los derechos de los animales durante toda su vida), pero rápidamente se vió muy solicitado como retratista de figuras de la sociedad, así como de sus amigos y colegas artistas.
  • El tema de esta escultura es Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, una escultora estadounidense y mecenas influyente de las artes que fundó el Whitney Museum of American Art en Nueva York.

Prince Paul Petrovitch Troubetzkoy, Sra. Harry Payne Whitney (Gertrude Vanderbilt), 1910; Bronce con pátina marrón oscuro; Adquisición del museo con fondos proporcionados por el Curator's Circle 2017 y el Dixon Gallery and Gardens Endowment Fund, 2017.4.2

Posted by Kristen Rambo at 11:42 AM
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