8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 Jun 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Artist's Wife by the Mirror

136. POPKOV, VIKTOR (1932-1974)

Artist's Wife by the Mirror, signed, inscribed in Cyrillic "Eskiz k kartine "Pered zerkalom" and dated 1973 on the reverse.

Oil on cardboard, 49.5 by 79.5 cm.
10,000-15,000 GBP


The present lot is a study for the 1973 painting In Front of the Mirror. The Artist’s Wife, currently in the collection of the V. and A. Vasnetsov Art Museum, Vyatka.

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. 360, illustrated.


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.