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PAVEL TCHELITCHEW | PORTRAIT OF CHRISTIAN BÉRARD AS THE BEARDED LADY (STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA")
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD
PORTRAIT OF CHRISTIAN BÉRARD AS THE BEARDED LADY (STUDY FOR "PHENOMENA")
Signed P.Tchelitchew and dated 1938 (lower right)
Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
13 by 20 in. (33 by 51 cm)
Framed: 23 by 30 in. (58.4 by 76.2 cm)
Executed in 1938.
Executed on cream wove paper. All four edges have been hinged to the mount with photo corners. The bottom edge has been unevenly cut. Along the top edge there are six repaired tears, ranging from 1/4 inch to 3 inches in length. In the top-right corner, there is a loss to the sheet which has been filled in with another piece of paper. There is a semi-circular repaired tear spanning across the lower-right corner. The sheet has been unevenly time struck. The top, left, and right edges are deckled. This work is in good condition.
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Lincoln Kirstein, New York
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on November 19, 2001