2 December 2015 Russian Art Auctions

2 December 2015

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

A Couple

136. POPKOV, VIKTOR (1932-1974)

A Couple, signed and dated 1966, also further signed, inscribed in Cyrillic “Eskiz k kartine “Dvoe” and dated on the reverse.

Oil on cardboard, 57 by 69.5 cm.
12,000-18,000 GBP

The present lot is a study for the 1966 painting A Couple (Dvoe), presently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’s family by the present owner.
Private collection, UK.

Exhibited: Severity of Style, MacDougall’s, London, 1–14 May 2015.

Literature: Viktor Popkov, A Russian Painter of Genius, London, Unicorn Press, 2013, p. 272, illustrated; p. 68, the present work can be seen on the easel in the artist’s studio.

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