Count Zouboff (Comte Valentin Platonovič Zubov, 1885-1969) was a Russian aristocrat and art historian. He spent the winter of 1908-9 in Italy working on his doctoral thesis on the architect Carlo Rossi, and had this portrait painted by Annie at Salsomaggiore Terme, a town in northern Italy.
Zubov founded the Russian Institute of Art History 1912, housing it in his family home which was built by Rossi in the 1840s.
Photos: Jonathan Russell.
LOCATION: TATE (CURRENTLY ON LOAN TO MANCHESTER ART GALLERY).
- Information partly based on notice by painting in the 2018 Painting Light and Hope exhibition (23 Feb 2018 – 6 Jan 2019) of Annie’s works at Manchester Art Gallery.