The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW | RECLINING MALE NUDE
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898 - 1957)
RECLINING MALE NUDE
Signed P Tchelitchew and dated 39 (lower right)
Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
8¼ by 10½ in. (21 by 26.6 cm)
Framed: 14 by 16¼ in. (35.6 by 41.3 cm)
Executed in 1939.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on laid wove paper which is mounted with mounting corners at all four corners. Some discoloration to all four edges most likely due to a previous mounting. The page is lightly time struck overall. The medium is well preserved.
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Lincoln Kirstein, New York
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on August 25, 1999 n.n.
David Leddick, The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchew, Norwich, Vermont, 1999, illustrated p. 105