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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 528

    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)

    Costume design for a courtier in Merezhovsky's 'Tsarevich Aleksei'

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    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)
    Costume design for a courtier in Merezhovsky's 'Tsarevich Aleksei'
    signed in Cyrillic 'Aleksandr Benua' (lower right)
    pencil, pen, black ink and watercolour on paper
    12¼ x 8½ in. (31 x 21.5 cm.)


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    'Tsarevich Aleksei' by Dmitri Merezhovsky was produced at the Bolshoi Dramaticheskii Teatr, Petrograd in 1920. Benois designed both the costumes and the decor.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 13 Dec 1995, lot 132 (part).