В пучине бренного мира: Японское искусство и его коллекционер Сергей Китаев
The book researches the life of the Russian collector of Japanese art Sergey Kitaev (1864—1927) and investigates the dramatic history of his collection of woodblock prints and paintings, which was once the largest in Russia and possibly one of the largest private collections of Japanese art in Europe. A few years after the October Revolution of 1917, the Kitaev Collection was nationalized and became part of the holdings of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow). It has never been fully researched, cataloged, or exhibited. The author worked on the catalog of prints from this collection and found that compared with archival data, what is now kept in the Pushkin Museum is significantly different in terms of the number of artifacts and their condition. The book is devoted to the investigation of this problem.
The book is written in Russian and English.