2 June 2014
Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Costume design for The Duchess of Malfi
signed, inscribed and dated 'to dear Alice/with love/from Pavlik/21 of July 1938/London' (lower right) and with number '38' (upper left)
pencil and gouache on paper
20 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (52.1 x 25 cm.)
A gift from the artist to Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-1956).
By descent to the present owner.
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Exhibition catalogue, Pavel Tchelitchew, New York, 1964, listed p. 63, no. 195.
New York, Pavel Tchelitchew, Gallery of Modern Art, 20 March-19 April 1964, no. 195.
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