MacDougall Auctions 15 June 2007

15 Jun 2007

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Portrait of Sofronov

* 129. ISSUPOFF, ALESSIO 1889-1957

Portrait of Sofronov signed and dated "Roma 1941".

Oil on canvas, 79.5 by 59 cm.
5,000-7,000 Pounds


While working for the Vatican, Sofronov became part of a circle of Russian artists that included Maltzev and Nicouline.

This portrait, darker than most of his work, gives Sofronov the gravitas reminiscent of Vasily Perov’s famous portrait of Dostoevsky.


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