SOLOMON BORISOVICH NIKRITIN
A Square in Moscow
inscribed in Cyrillic and dated 46 on the reverse
oil on board
44 by 64cm, 17¼ by 25¼in.
Executed in 1946
The board appears sound. There is a light layer of surface dirt, especially towards the centre of the bottom edge. There is a crack running across the lower left corner and some minor chips of paint loss corresponding to the frame abrasions at the edges. Held in a modern wooden frame.
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Acquired by George Costakis from the artist's widow