PAVEL TCHELITCHEW. Set design. For an unidentified production, possibly Orpheus, 1936. Double-sided folio sheet containing a half-page image of a rustic dwelling's exterior in brown ink and wash facing rough sketches of design details in graphite and ink; the verso contains an inset sketch of a forest path beneath a thick archway of bare-branched trees, facing left is a Daphne-like figure of a woman whose limbs morph into branches, a rough sketch of a kneeling angel beneath her, smaller abstract shapes drawn in surrounding margins. Brown ink, wash, and graphite on paper. 290 x420 mm; 11 1/2x16 1/2 inches. Displayed in double-sided 20 1/2x26-inch gold wood frame.
Provenance: Ex-collection Tamara Toumanova; private collection, Los Angeles.