Leonid Pasternak Boris Pasternak Writing 1919

Artwork details

Artist
Leonid Pasternak 1862–1945
Title
Boris Pasternak Writing
Date 1919
Medium Chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Reference
T00343
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Leonid Pasternak 1862-1945

T00343 Boris Pasternak writing 1919

Inscribed in cyrillic 'Pasternak | 1919' t.l. and 'Poet Boris Pasternak' on mount; also an indecipherable address at bottom of drawing
Red and black chalk on paper, 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 (31.5 x 26)
Purchased from Mrs Lydia Pasternak Slater (Grant-in-Aid) 1960
Prov: Mrs Lydia Pasternak Slater, Oxford
Exh: [?Leonid Pasternak, Galerie Victor Hartberg, Berlin, December 1927-January 1928 (46) as 'An der Arbeit']; Leonid Pasternak: The Russian Scene, Pushkin House, London, October-November 1958 (48)
Repr: Boris Pasternak, An Essay in Autobiography (London 1959), p.48; Boris Pasternak, The Last Summer (Harmondsworth 1960), on cover

The artist's son Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), the distinguished poet, novelist and translator, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his novel Doctor Zhivago in 1958.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.583-4, reproduced p.583

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