YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)A self-portrait and 12 paintings by 19th century painter Hakob Hovnatanyan was exhibited at the National Picture Gallery of Armenia.
The works were lent to the Gallery by Hovnatanyan’s great-great granddaughter–Mara Martin Sethanian. She also lent several archive photos of Hovnatanyan and his daughter Nino.
For the first time ever–art lovers will have a chance to see Hovnatanyan’s graphic paintings– self-portrait–and family photos.
According to the Director of the National Picture Gallery Shahen Khachatrian–the graphic pictures were drawn in the evening of his life in Iran.
He moved to Iran from Tbilisi in 1865. In Tehran Hovnatanyan drew portraits of Shahs Nasr ed din and Mozafer ed din.