21 November 2012, 10:42

Bonhams sets out two Russian albums

Bonhams sets out two Russian albums

The Bonhams auction house in New York has set out for sale two albums of Henrietta Girshman (1885-1970) who was called the first beauty of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The albums contain over 100 dedications, such as poems, drawings, signatures and even declarations of love. Many famous artists, writers and composers admired the wife of well-known Moscow art collector Vladimir Girshman.

After the revolution of 1917 the Girshmans left Russia for Paris where they opened an art salon. Henrietta kept her albums in emigration as well. The last entry was made 5 years before her death.

Voice of Russia, TASS

 

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