15 June 2007
Portrait of Sofronov signed and dated "Roma 1941".
Oil on canvas, 79.5 by 59 cm.
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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