Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: The Schoolgirl Reading by Lamplight

Successful Exhibition 1917-1918 Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky showed his paintings, including The Schoolgirl Reading by Lamplight, at the 46th Itinerant Exhibition in 1917-1918, which was a time of great social and political upheaval. According to Sotheby’s catalogue, the success was surprising: ‘We assumed that during the revolutionary events people would be indifferent to art and that we would struggle to sell anything. Fortunately, we were…