1 portrait of Edith Sitwell
© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
by Pavel Tchelitchew
gouache with sand, 1927
24 5/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. (625 mm x 479 mm)
Artistback to top
- Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Surrealist painter. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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The Russian emigré artist painted six major portraits of her during the course of a long and volatile friendship; this, probably the first, was painted as Edith Sitwell was on the point of replacing Gertrude Stein as Tchelitchew's champion and muse.
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- Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 136
- Gibson, Robin, Painting The Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000, 2000 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 26 October 2000 to 4 February 2001), p. 108
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 567