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Pius XII

Artist
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - May 1979
Sitter
Pius XII, 2 Mar 1876 - 9 Oct 1958
Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolor, gouache and graphite pencil on illustration board
Dimensions
Sheet: 38.1 x 35.2cm (15 x 13 7/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Boris Chaliapin
Restrictions & Rights
©2008 Estate of Helcia Chaliapin
Object number
NPG.2010.TC44
Culture
Pius XII: European\Italian
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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