26 November 2008
Ivan Pokhitonov (1850-1923)
Mon gardien, le garde-rouge Ivan
signed 'I Pokhitonow.' (lower right); with inscription and number '[...] No 498/'Ivan - le garde rouge'/(à Goratchi Klioutch, pres [sic] Ekaterin/en 1919' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
5¼ x 3¼ in. (13.3 x 8.2 cm.)
Boris Wulfert Pokhitonov.
Gifted by the above's son, John Wulfert Pokhitonov, to the father of the present owner.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné prepared by Olivier Bertrand.
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