Lot 136: A Couple by Viktor Popkov



2015-11-12 13:01:04

Lot 136: POPKOV, VIKTOR (1932-1974) A Couple, signed and dated 1966, also further signed, inscribed in Cyrillic "Eskiz k kartine "Dvoe" and dated on the reverse. Oil on cardboard, 57 by 69.5 cm. The present lot is a study for the 1966 painting A Couple (Dvoe), presently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist's family by the present owner. Private collection, UK. Exhibited: Severity of Style, MacDougall's, London, 1-14 May 2015. Literature: Viktor Popkov, A Russian Painter of Genius, London, Unicorn Press, 2013, p. 272, illustrated; p. 68, the present work can be seen on the easel in the artist's studio. MacDougall Arts Ltd's Russian Art Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 Estimate: £12,000-£18,000
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