• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5810

    Russian Art

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

    Costume design for Nijinksy as 'Petrouchka'

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
    Costume design for Nijinksy as 'Petrouchka'
    signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower right) and inscribed 'Pétrouchka' (upper left); further inscribed 'Pétrouchka/pour M. Nijinsky' (upper right)
    pencil, ink and gouache on paper
    12½ x 10¼ in. (32 x 26.8 cm.)


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    This design was executed circa 1925 for the productions of Petrouchka in Copenhagen and Milan.

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    Provenance

    Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London, no. C2592.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE