3 February 2010
Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Study for Hide and Seek
signed and dated 'P.Tchelitchew 39' (lower right)
pen and ink and wash on paper
11 x 8¾ in. (27.8 x 22.2 cm.)
Executed in 1939
William S. Paley; his sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 October 1991, lot 17.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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This drawing is probably a study for the artist's masterpice Hide and Seek, 1940-1942, which is today in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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