• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5810

    Russian Art

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

    Costume design for 'Petrouchka': Nursemaid with a blue Kokoshnik

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
    Costume design for 'Petrouchka': Nursemaid with a blue Kokoshnik
    signed and dated 'Alexander/Benois/1957' (lower left), inscribed with costume notes
    pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache, heightened with silver and gold, on paper
    9½ x 6 in. (24.2 x 5.5 cm.)


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    This design was executed for the production of Petrouchka in Vienna in 1957.

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    Provenance

    Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London as 'Nourrice à Casque Bleue', no. C2579.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE