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Lot 117 (British & European Fine Art, 27th August 2020)


Portrait - Nature Morte
signed P. Tchelitchew (lower right)
pen, brush, sepia ink and wash
image size: 31 x 18 cm (12 1/4 x 7 in)

Executed circa 1930

Zosya Kochanski (Zosya Kochanski was wife of the virtuoso Polish violinist Paul Kochanski, 1887-1934. In 1901, when just 14 years old, the precocious Kochanski had been appointed to be concert master of the nascent Warsaw Philharmonic by the orchestra's founder, Emil Mlynarski. Among the many accolades that he went on to receive, Kochanski was awarded first prize, with the greatest distinction, by the Brussels Conservatoire in 1903. After the war he and Zosya lived briefly in London, where he gave recitals at the Wigmore Hall, before moving to New York, where he made a sensational debut at Carnegie Hall. From 1924 he taught at the Juilliard School, heading the violin faculty until his death from cancer at the age of 46. The couple had been friends with Tchelitchev since the end of the First World War. Tchelitchev painted Zosya's portrait in 1919, his first large scale canvas.
with Whitford Fine Art, London

Sold for £4,750

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