TRUBETZKOY, Prince Paolo
(b. 1866, Intra, Lago Maggiore, d. 1938, Suna, Lago Maggiore)

Robert de Montesquiou

Bronze, 56 x 62 x 57 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Robert de Montesquiou (1855-1921), was a French aesthete, Symbolist poet, art collector and dandy. Trubetzkoy moved to Paris in 1906 where he became one of the most esteemed portrait sculptor. His bronze statuette shows Montesquiou seated, an elegantly attired figure, his head raised confidently, his outstretched right hand is resting on a delicate walking stick, and he is holding a hat in his left. A Russian greyhound is lying at his feet.