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Madame Bonjean

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This elegant and somewhat skeptical figure is the wife of Jacques Bonjean, an influential Paris art dealer who specialized in the avant-garde and operated a gallery in silent partnership with fashion designer Christian Dior. Trained in Moscow, Tchelitchew fled south to Ukraine during the Russian...

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Inscription

Lower right: P. Tchelitchew

Provenance

By 1931, with Jacques Bonjean, Paris [see note 1]; May 18, 1931, Jacques Bonjean sold to MFA. (Accession date: February 4, 1932) NOTES: [1] Jacques Bonjean, a dealer in Paris, was also the husband of the sitter of the painting, Madame Bonjean.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

1930

Dimensions

73 x 49.8 cm (28 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.32.25

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings