Green Venus

Artist: Pavel Tchelitchew (American (born Russia), Kaluga 1898–1957 Grottaferrata)

Date: 1928

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 32 x 51 in. (81.3 x 129.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. R. Kirk Askew Jr., in memory of R. Kirk Askew Jr., 1975

Accession Number: 1975.429

Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): P. Tchelitchew
Edith Sitwell, London (1928–61; her sale, Sotheby's, London, December 13, 1961, no. 26, sold to Durlacher Bros.); [Durlacher Bros., London and New York, from 1961]; Mrs. R. Kirk Askew Jr., New York (until 1975; her gift to MMA)

New York. Gallery of Modern Art. "Pavel Tchelitchew," March 20–April 19, 1964, no. 31 (lent anonymously).

James Thrall Soby. Tchelitchew: Paintings, Drawings. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1942, p. 18, pl. 16, locates it in the collection of Edith Sitwell, London.

Parker Tyler in Pavel Tchelitchew. Exh. cat., Gallery of Modern Art. New York, 1964, pp. 49, 57, no. 31, ill. p. 10.

Parker Tyler. The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. New York, 1967, pp. 132–33, 326, 344, 363, states that the model for this painting was one of Allen Tanner's piano students.

Alexander Kuznetsov. Pavel Tchelitchew: Metamorphoses. Stuttgart, 2012, pp. 315, 326.