About the author:
Vera N.Terekhina, Director of Research,DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8708-9914
In the rich lifetime iconography of Sergey Esenin there are runaway amateur sketches for memory and natural portraits made by professional artists. The article refers to the complex process of stylistic analysis and attribution of two portraits of Esenin from the collection of picturesque and graphic rarities of S. I. Grigoryants. One of the early portraits was made by Russian artist I. G. Anthropov (1888–1963) in 1919 and represents a young peasant poet. The only life-long portrait of Esenin and Duncan, made by the French artist Paul Laurent (1870–1934), is considered.