MacDougall Auctions 15 June 2007

15 June 2007

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Icon of Christ

* 121. SOFRONOV, PIMEN 1898-1973

Icon of Christ

Tempera on textile, pencil drawing on the reverse, 96 by 65 cm.
8,000-12,000 Pounds

Sofronov began this work by applying gesso to the reverse of the cloth and outlining a traditional icon of Christ with the Samaritan Woman. Changing his mind, the artist turned it over and produced the Icon of Christ. It is notable for Sofronov’s building up of colour, similar to his oil technique.

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