As a part of a cycle dedicated to private collections, The Gallery would like to introduce our research of a collection of Yekaterina Geltzer. She was a remarkable collector and prima ballerina of The Bolshoy Theatre.
We managed to gather around 40 masterpieces dated by the second half of the XIX and the beginning of XX centuries. As a part of an exposition we'd like to exhibit artworks from The Tretyakov Gallery, Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Russian National Museum of Music and private collections.
Yekaterina Geltzer was a famous ballerina in Imperial Russia, and after the revolution she decided to stay in the country. She was the one who supported and provided the repertoire of The Bolshoy Theatre in post-revolutionary period.
As a part of preparation The Gallery staff has made a vast research, which allowed to reconstruct a significant part of the collection and also to follow the origin of many artworks.
Curator Natalia Kournikova
Translated by Polina Vologdina
Abram Arkhipov. Peasant girl sewing, 1917
Cardboard, pastel, charcoal, 99,3 x 69,7. "Artistic Culture of the Russian North" State Museum Association , Arkhangelsk
Konstantin Somov. Lady and Pierrot, 1918
Oil on canvas, 40 x 33 (in light). Private collection, Moscow
Boris Kustodiev. Public garden on the Volga's high bank. Set design for A.N. Ostrovsky's drama "Thunderstorm", act I, 1919
Canvas, oil, 43 x 60. Private collection, Moscow
Konstantin Somov. Italian comedy, 1914
Paper, watercolor, gouache, 17 x 26,5 (in light). Private collection, Moscow
Alexander Benois. Pavilion of Armida. Set design for N.N. Tcherepnin's ballet "Pavilion of Armida", TThéâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Russian seasons, 1909
Paper, watercolor, whitewash, 44,3 x 59. Private collection, Moscow
Isaac Levitan. Autumn. Sunny day, 1897
Сanvas, oil, 59,5 x 74,5. Private collection, Moscow