Liubov Popova


Textile design, c. 1921-23

pencil and coloured inks on paper
30.1 x 25 cm


Pavel Popov, Moscow

George Costakis, Moscow

George Apasidis, Athens from whom consigned to:

Sotheby’s London, Impressionist and Modern drawings sale, 30th June 1976, Lot 171

Purchased from the above by Cristina Lodder, Canterbury

Thence by descent


Posthumous exhibition of L. S. Popova, Moscow, 1924 (illustrated)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 30 June – 5 September 1993, Russian Painting of the Avant Garde

1992-1993 The Non-Objective World A National Touring Exhibition from the South Bank Centre, 6 June – 19 July Kettle’s Yard Cambridge, 25 July – 6 September Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; 18 September – 25 October Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; 31 October – 3 January, Abbot Hall, Kendal


Russian Constructivism, Christina Lodder (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1983), ill. cover and p. 144.

The Non-Objective World (London: National Touring Exhibition from the South Bank Centre, 1992), no. 58; illustrated p. 20.

Russian painting of the Avant Garde, 1906 – 1924. Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1993, no. 73.

Liubov Popova: From Painting to Textile Design by Christina Lodder, Tate Papers, No 14, Autumn 2010, ISSN 1753-9854 ill.

Textiles for Revolutionary Russia: Training Textile Designers at the Moscow VKhUTEMAS, W86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Vol. 25, No.02, Fall-Winter 2018, illustrated p. 145.