In a naked woman in the picture identified ballerina Karsavina
The painting, which, as previously assumed, was written in the 40-ies in the U.S., was a portrait of the famous Russian ballerina Tamara Karsavina in 1911, writes The Guardian.
Previously it was believed that on canvas depicts an unknown young actress. However, William Ashupbah (William Achupbach), a specialist in paintings of the London Library Wellcome Library, discovered portrait on the sale of antiques, noticed in the corner of two small vertical lines.
Schupbach suggested that the prime denotes the year the painting - 1911 th. Similarly, the German artist Ludwig Kainer has signed another of his work. According Ashupbaha covered portrait was created Kainer in 1911 in Paris. It was then suggested that the painting depicts is Karsavina. Portrait compared with available pictures ballerina and found common traits - long nose and dark eyebrows arched. It is noted that Ashupbaha initially interested not shown in the picture a woman and a masseur. The collection of Wellcome Library has not yet been portraits of the profession of Western artists. It is assumed that the identity mzhchiny making massage Karsavina will be installed shortly.