Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1894-1930). Russian. Medium: pen and ink and watercolour on paper. Date: 1919. Play directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940); dramatic comedy showing the conquest of the 'clean' - the bourgeois by the 'unclean' - the proletariat; political satire in verse predicting the downfall of capitalism; Provenance: V.V. Mayakovsky State Museum, Moscow, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.