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Tamara Ismagulova personal open lecture "Count Valentin Zubov and his descendants in Paris"

On Monday, March 5, at 13.00 in the Green Hall of Russian Institute for the History of Arts was hold Tamara Ismagulova personal open lecture: “Count Valentin Zubov and his descendants in Paris” (within the framework of the seminar “Issues and methods for the art studying”).

The founder and first director of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts, Count Valentin Platonovich Zubov (1884-1969) spent the last years of his life in Paris, the primary center of Russian emigration, where he worked a lot, published several books, wrote many articles and died. Our institution have been maintained the relations with his son, Ivan Valentinovich, and his granddaughters, Tatyana and Irina for many years, however we knew nothing about the very last years of our founder’s life, and did not know where he was buried as well.

In the summer of 2017 another granddaughter of Count Valentin Platonovich visited us, Tatiana Becker, descendant of his daughter Anastasia. She lives in Paris, and it seemed important to us to visit her to get acquainted with the materials of the Counts of the Zubovs, and also to see and capture in the photographs the places where he lived and worked – the National Library, his last apartment, the Orthodox Church of the Three Saints, where his burial service had place.