27 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,225
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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