GEORGES LOUKOMSKI (1884-1954) Statue of King Jose I in Lisbon, Portugal
signed ‘G. Loukomski’ (lower left) and dated (?) (lower right) charcoal and pastel on paper 64 x 49.5 cm Provenance: collection of Terence James Stannus Gray, Monaco; Private collection, Monaco Terence James Stannus Gray (1895 –1986), son of politician Harold Stannus Gray and a member of a well-established Anglo-Irish family, became well-known as a theatre producer who created the Cambridge Festival Theatre as an experimental theatre in Cambridge. He produced over 100 plays there between 1926 and 1933. Later in life, under the pen name Wei Wu Wei, he published several books on Taoist philosophy. In the later part of his life, he lived with his second wife, the Georgian princess Natalie Margaret Imeretinsky, in Monaco. He had previously been married to a Russian noblewoman, Rimsky-Korsakov.