8 June 2016
Late for School, titled in Cyrillic and dated "nach. 50kh (1953 g.)".
Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper, 42 by 43.5 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist’s family by the present owner.
Private collection, UK.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Alexei Popkov, the artist’s son (inscription on the reverse).
Literature: Viktor Popkov. A Russian Painter of Genius, London, Unicorn Press, 2013, pp. 78, 79, illustrated.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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