LADO GUDIASHVILI (1886-1993) Georgian fable

Lotto 84
13 00015 000
signed in Georgian (lower left), signed again, extensively inscribed, dedicated in Cyrillic and English ‘To Mr. William Campbell (...) 1973 Lado Goudiachvili’ gouache, graphite on paper 28.5 x 20 cm executed in 1972 Provenance: Gift from the artist and the Soviet-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. 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. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).