Коллекция японского искусства Китаева: Что в ней было, чего не было и что от нее осталось
The article tells about the Japanese art collector Sergey Kitaev (1864—1927) and his collection of woodblock prints and paintings, which was once the largest in Russia and possibly one of the largest private collections 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 was never fully researched, catalogued or exhibited. The author worked on the catalogue of prints from this collection and found that compared with archival data on the items of the collection, what is now kept in the Pushkin Museum is significantly smaller in terms of the number of artefacts and often of poor quality. The article is devoted to the investigation of this problem.