15 June 2007
Portrait of Sofronov signed and dated August 1940 and inscribed in Cyrillic.
Pencil on paper, 35.5 by 28.5 cm.
A winner of the St. Petersburg Academy Gold Medal, Maltzev preceded Sofronov by about twenty years. He became an iconographer and a portrait painter for the Russian emigre society in Italy.
Maltzev’s addition of colour was perhaps a sly comment on Sofronov’s signature full lips on his iconographic subjects.
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