• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5810

    Russian Art

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

    Costume design for 'Petrouchka'; First street dancer

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
    Costume design for 'Petrouchka'; First street dancer
    signed and dated 'Alexandre/Benois/1957' (lower right), inscribed 'Pétrouchka' (upper left), further inscribed 'La Première/Danseuse des/Rues' (upper right) and inscribed with costume notes
    pencil, ink and gouache on paper
    9½ x 6¼ in. (24 x 16 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, no. C2585.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE