Count Zouboff (1908-9).

Count Zouboff (with frame).jpg

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.

Count Zouboff (exposed cavnas)

Count Zouboff (face)

Count Zouboff (arm)

Count Zouboff (hand)

Count Zouboff (shoe)

Count Zouboff (chair)

Count Zouboff (paper and book)

Count Zouboff (pillar base)

Count Zouboff (background)

Count Zouboff (signature)

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.

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