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    Sale 7440

    Important Russian Pictures

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 381

    Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)

    Set design for Sleeping Beauty

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    Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)
    Set design for Sleeping Beauty
    signed and inscribed 'Alexandre Benois La Belle au Bois Dormant Acte I...' (lower edge)
    pencil, black ink and watercolour on paper
    6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.8 cm.)


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    Post Lot Text

    This set design is for an unrealised production of Sleeping Beauty, a project for La Scale, Milan in 1953. Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa.