Paolo Troubetzkoy

Troubetzkoy, Paolo

Russian-born Italian sculptor (1866-1938). Autograph quotation signed. [Postmark: Paris]. 28.06.1913. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 196 / 180 € (84740/BN55248)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "J'espère que vous n'êtes pas dans le nombre des personnes qui admirent l'art mes [!] n'ont aucun egard pour les animeaux [!] et qui contribuent à les assas[s]iner injustiment pour ensevelir leur cadavres dans l'estomac qui naturellement devient un cémetière ambulant. Les seuls produits de la terre suffirent largement à notre nouriture, et tout être vivant doit être respecté [...]". - Associated with Impressionism due to his ability to grasp sketchy movements in his bronze works, Troubetzkoy specialized in depicting the society of the Belle Époque, the monumental equestrian statue of the Russian Tsar Alexander III.

in St. Petersburg constituting his best-known work. - Several small ink spots; some small creases near right corners. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application..

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