COUNT ZOUBOFF. 1908-9.

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Photos: Jonathan Russell.

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Valentin Zubov in 1905 (image: Wikipedia, unattributed).

Count Zouboff (Comte Valentin Platonovič Zubov, 1884-1969) was a Russian aristocrat and art historian. Aged about 25, he spent the winter of 1908-9 in Italy working on his doctoral thesis on the architect Carlo Rossi, and had the above portrait painted by Annie at Salsomaggiore Terme, a town in northern Italy. Zubov founded the Russian Institute of Art History 1912, housing it in the family home which was built by Rossi in the 1840s.

LOCATION: TATE.


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