PAVEL TCHELITCHEW | STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA"
Property from the Collection of Gordon Shwayder Rosenblum
1898 - 1957
STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA"
Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
9 by 11⅛ in. (22.9 by 28.3 cm)
Framed: 16¼ by 19¼ in. (41.3 by 48.9 cm)
Executed in 1935.
Executed on thin cream wove paper. The sheet is hinged to a mount at four places along the verso of the sheet. The edges are unevenly cut at the upper and right edges. There is some staining to the sheet in the lower left quadrant with some subsequent spots of foxing. The medium is well preserved. There is creasing to the sheet throughout, most notably a four inch horizontal crease which runs in the center of the composition. The number 19 is written on the left edge of the sheet, presumably by another hand. There are remnants of another composition on the verso of the sheet which slightly bleeds through the picture plane, most notably in the lower right and upper right quadrants. It is possible that the artist scored the sheet in several places, most notably to the right figure's left leg, resulting in several small, stable areas of loss which are part of the artist's intention. The work is in overall good condition.
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