5 June 2013
Toptygin the Second, Illustration for the Second Chapter of M. Saltykov-Shchedrin's "Medved' na voevodstve", inscribed in Cyrillic "M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin/Medved' na voevodstve/Toptygin 2-oi" on the reverse.
Pencil and ink, heightened with white, on paper, 28.5 by 20.5 cm.
Executed in the late 1940s.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Exhibited: Nikolai Evgenievich Muratov, Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists, Leningrad, 1959.
Literature: G. Pavlov, Nikolai Evgenievich Muratov, Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1959, p. 18, listed.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.