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Maker(s):Benois, Alexandre
Culture:Russian (1870 - 1960)
Title:Gatchina
Date Made:1924
Type:Drawing
Materials:Watercolor, ink and graphite on medium weight wove paper with red chalk sketch on the verso
Measurements:Sheet: 9 9/16 x 12 1/2 in.; 24.3 x 31.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.295
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
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Label Text:
Inscriptions
Lower right, graphite and ink: AB / 1924
Right margin, graphite: Gatchina / Assis tout seul dans tout l’immense palais! Dessiner cet escalier je fus pris petit à petit par une terreur insupportable car j’entendais dans le silence mort – des craquements, des … de gémissements; in graphite at the right side: [Cyrillic] Chuchelo ego zubra [His stuffed wisent]
Lower right center, graphite: Gatchina / Escalier / de …
Miscellaneous inscriptions in graphite on the rug at lower center: rouge
Verso, graphite: [Dedication by the artist's daughter Anna Benois-Cherkesova to Vava, a friend or relative]: [Cyrillic] Dorogomu Vave na dobruiu pamiat' o vsei sem'e Benua. 16.9.80 Anna Benua Cherkesov [To dearest Vava for the fond memory of all the Benois family. 16.9.80 Anna Benois Cherkesov]

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