G.Annenkov, People and Portraits; a Tragic Cycle, vol.I, New York: Inter-Language Literary Associates, 1966, p.218, illustrated
Tiomkin and Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) met when they were both students at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. The offered lot will be sold together with a photograph reproduction of Boris Pasternak from the same collection.
The sheet appears sound. There are some rubbings to the lower right quadrant. Held in a modern gold painted frame underneath glass. Unexamined out of frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."