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LADO GUDIASHVILI (1896-1980) Princess Eristavi with Two Deers
signed and dated «L. Goudiachvili 1961» in pen (lower right) signed and dated «...61» in Georgian in pencil (lower left) inscribed in Georgian in pen « [Prince]Eristavi’s daughter Serafita» - To Honorable Mr. William Wandel and his wife in memory of visiting my workshop with my heart, soul and respect Lado Godiashvili Tbilisi» and with a label from Classic Antiquities, Ltd., Los Angeles (on the back) mixed media (ink, colored pencil, and graphite) on paper 27.6 x 19.1 cm Provenance: Private collection, California (USA); Skinner auctions, Boston 20 September 2013, lot 759. Princess Mary Eristavi was a Georgian aristocrat, fashion icon, and one of the earliest models of Coco Chanel. She held a respectable position in Georgian high society, as well as the Russian Imperial court for the last few decades of its existence. Mary is sometimes believed to be the hopeless infatuation of Galaktion Tabidze, one of the leading Georgian poets of the time. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).