488: Lado Gudiashvili (Georgian, 1896-1980) Fairytale,
Lado Gudiashvili (Georgian, 1896-1980)
Signed "Gudiashvili" in Georgian l.l., signed, titled, dated, inscribed, and
dedicated "Lado Gudiashvili...1972...Tbilisi/ Lado Gudiashvili/ To Mr. William Campbell with a feeling of great respect/ 27 November 1973 Lado Goudiachvili" in Georgian, Russian, and English on the backing.
Mixed media (gouache, colored pencil, and graphite) on paper, sight size 11 1/4 x 9 in. (28.5 x 22.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Small tear, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Gift from the artist and the Soviet and American Friendship Society to William P. Campbell (curator of American Art at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1951-76); by family descent to a private New England collection.
N.B. William P. Campbell was one of four representatives of American museums invited on a two-week tour of Soviet Union museums and art-related programs in 1973. The present work was given as an ambassadorial gift to Mr. Campbell on his visit to the Republic of Georgia, after having been introduced to the artist.
We would like to thank the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia, for their kind assistance cataloguing the lot.