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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 537

    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)

    Costume design for 'Danse chinoise, Le Thé' from the 'Nutcracker'

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    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)
    Costume design for 'Danse chinoise, Le Thé' from the 'Nutcracker'
    signed and dated 'Alexandre/Benois/1957' (lower left), inscribed 'Nutcracker/N.48/Danse chinoise/Le Thé' (overall)
    pencil, pen, black ink, watercolour and gouache on paper
    9 x 5¾ in. (22.7 x 14.7 cm.)
    Together with another similar watercolour - 'Chinese Dancer' by the same artist (2)


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    Exhibited

    [Danse chinoise, Le Thé] London, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., no. 25
    [Chinese Dancer] London, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., no. 58