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Pirosmani’s Work from Stefan Zweig’s Private Collection Put up for Sotheby’s Auction

On November 27 the Sotheby’s Auction in London will expose Niko Pirosmani’s work Woman with Tambourine for auction. Presumable price of the work is 650-900 thousand USD. The Georgian artist’s work has been represented in the Russian section.

According to the Sotheby’s website, Woman with Tambourine was stored in the private collection of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig for many years.

According to the Sotheby’s, website, Austrian writer Stefan Zweig got acquainted with Niko Pirosmani’s art in Moscow in 1928 at Tretiakov Gallery and bought some of them. These works were kept in his house in Salzburg up to 1934. Later he took these works to London and New York. In 1953 his spouse Maria Zweig transmitted these works to American translator Harry Zon. Later Zon handed over the works to New York State University library. The work was hung in Stefan Zweig study of the library since 1981.