PAVEL TCHELITCHEW | STAGE DESIGN
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Property from a Private European Collection
1898 - 1957
stamped with the artist's signature on the reverse
gouache and pencil on card
Image: 40 by 54cm, 15¾ by 21¼in.
Framed: 66 by 80cm, 26 by 31½in.
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The sheet has discoloured and there is mount staining. The right and bottom edges have been cut unevenly. A vertical tear approximately 6cm in length to the centre of the right edge has been restored. There are further tears to the margins. Creases with associated paint loss are scattered throughout the composition, most notably vertical creases across the centre as well as to the vase on the left, and a horizontal crease across Cupid's legs. There are further creases to the margins, in particular along the top. There is a layer of surface dirt and some scattered spots of foxing. The sheet is hinged to the mount at the top edge. Framed and glazed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Waterhouse and Dodd, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Pavel Tchelitchew: A Collection of Fifty-Four Theatre Designs c.1919-1923, London, 1976, p.14, no.13 illustrated b/w
London, The Alpine Club, Pavel Tchelitchew: A Collection of Fifty-Four Theatre Designs c.1919-1923, 13-22 December 1976