Sale 18PT03 | Lot 48

Pavel Tchelitchew

Catalogue: Impressionist & Modern Art

Lot Details

Lot 48
Pavel Tchelitchew
Russian, 1898-1957
Head of Summer, 1941
Signed and dated P. Tchelitchew 1941 (ll)
Watercolor on paper
14 7/8 x 11 inches (37.8 x 28 cm)

Collection of the artist
Kirk Askew Jr., New York

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Tchelitchew, Paintings Drawings, by James Thrall Soby, 1942, no. 183, collection of the artist

This work is a study for the Head of Summer in Hide and Seek in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, which served as a transition between the heads in the branches and the Head of Spring on the left and the Head of Autumn on the right.

Kirk Askew was the Director of Durlacher Bros., a gallery with branches in New York and London, dealing mostly in Old Master paintings. Askew introduced many contemporary artists to the gallery. His home was a meeting place for writers, musicians and painters, such as Eugene Berman, Massimo Campigli, and Pavel Tchelitchew.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $23,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Generally good condition; not laid down; attached at top edges with tape; small tear lower center edge ; signature faded

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $23,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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