2 June 2014
Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
signed 'P Tchelitchew' (lower centre)
ink on paper
10½ x 8¼ in. (26.6 x 20.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1934
Julian Levy Gallery, New York (label on the backboard).
Prince Serge Obolensky (1890-1978) and Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-1956), London, circa 1925.
By descent to the present owner.
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Exhibition catalogue, Pavel Tchelitchew, New York, 1964, listed p. 61, no. 132.
New York, Pavel Tchelitchew, Gallery of Modern Art, 20 March-19 April 1964, no. 132.
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