About This Artwork

Nathalija Gontcharova
Russian, 1881–1962

Spanish Dancer, c. 1916

Oil on canvas
79 x 35 in. (200.7 x 88.9 cm)
Signed, l.r.: "N. Gontcharova"

Gift of Mrs. Patrick C. Hill in memory of her mother, Rue Winterbotham Carpenter, 1971.777

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, The Arts Club, Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings and Drawings from Private Collections in Chicago, November 2–25, 1938, no. 53, as Danseuse Espagnole.

Publication History

A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth-Century European Paintings (Chicago, 1980), p. 44, no. 2A6.

James N. Wood and Teri J. Edelstein, The Art Institute of Chicago: Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture (Chicago, 1996), p. 39 (ill.).

Ownership History

Nathalija Gontcharova, Paris; probably sold by her to Rue Winterbotham Carpenter (died 1931), Chicago, December 3, 1928-1931 [according to letter December 3, 1928 from artist to Alice Rouillier, Arts Club of Chicago, in curatorial file]; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Patrick C. Hill (née Genevieve Carpenter) (died 1976), Chicago, by 1938–1971; given by her to the Art Institute, 1971.

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