Natalia GONCHAROVA, Self-portrait in a chair


(Tula, 1881 - 1962, Paris)

Self-portrait in a chair


Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 cm

Signed on back: "N. Goncharova 1904"


“Self-portrait in chair” is one of the earliest portrait by Natalia Goncharova, dated back to 1904. “My path is to the original source of all the arts—the East,”- what Natlia Goncharova had in mind was the art of vsechestvo (everythingness). The essence of this new art lay in an omnivorous embrace of ancient, modern, Eastern, and Western styles and in the conviction that Cubism was not Pablo Picasso and George Braque’s invention but rather something anticipated by ancient Scythian sculpture.



Art gallery D’eendt, Will Hoogstraate, Amsterdam, n. 25 Natalia Goncharova ‘Femme dans une fauteuil’ – 1904 – 48×48 oileverf;

Galleria d’arte moderna l’Approdo, Turin, n. 1201;

Private collection of Arturo Bottello, Italy;

Impressionist sale 8272 – Mr. Bottello lot n. 235 – 5/12/1984;

Private collection, Italy;

Private collection, Switzerland


Galleria d’arte moderna L’Approdo, Maestri Stranieri, ‘Femme dans une fauteuil’, 1904 di N. Goncharova, pag. 40, Turin 1968;

Galleria d’arte moderna Turin, Blaue reiter – Il cavaliere azzurro, ‘Femme dans une fauteuil 1904’, Natalia Goncharova, pag. 141, Turin 1971;

Catalogo Internazionale Bolaffi n.1, ‘Femme dans une fauteuil 1904’, Natalia Goncharova, pag. 59, Turin 1972;

La Stampa, p. 24, Turin 15/10/1995;

Palazzo Bricherasio Turin (22/09/95 – 7/01/96), Kandinsky, Malevich e le Avanguardie Russe (1905 – 1925), “Femme dans une fauteuil 1904”, di Natalia Goncharova, pag. 76, Exhibition in Turin from 22/09/95 to 7/01/96;

Regione Piemonte – Palazzo Cavour 22/9, Arte in due, “Femme dans une fauteuil 1904″, di Natalia Goncharova, pag. 37, Turin 8/06/2003;

Galerie Lucie Weill & Seligmann, Paris 23 June 30 July 2011 “Natalia Gontcharova Mikail Larionov ouevre rayonnistes” (reproduced in the catalogue)


Exhibition of Russian avant-garde paintings. Kandinsky and his contemporaries. On the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Wassily Kandinsky. 16 December 2016 – 31 December 2017, “Artcentre. Moscow”, Moscow, Russia

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