1898 - 1957
signed P. Tchelitchew and dated 46 (lower right)
pastel and pencil on paper
unframed: 35.5 by 25.5cm., 14 by 10in.
framed: 68.5 by 58.5cm, 27 by 23in.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the backing board in three places in the upper left and right edges and floating in the mount. The sheet is slightly time-stained. There is a small paper loss to the upper right corner, and there are handling marks to the lower right corner. There are tiny remnants of adhesive to the left part of the upper edge as well as to the upper part of the right edge. This work is in overall good condition.
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The Collection of Ruth Ford & Charles Henri Ford
Sotheby's, New York, 7 October 2010, lot 124
Lincoln Kirstein, Tchelitchew, New York, 1994, cat. no.63
Buenos Aires, Instituto de Arte Moderno, Pavel Tchelitchew, 1949, cat. no.54, illustrated
New York, Gallery of Modern Art, Pavel Tchelitchew, 1964, cat. no.289
New York, Midtown Payson Galleries, Pavel Tchelitchew - A Reevaluation, 1994
Katonah, Katonah Museum of Art, Pavel Tchelitchew: The Landscape of the Body, 1998, illustrated