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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 534

    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)

    Petrouchka - Design for a bookplate for Cecil Hopkinson

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Benois (1881-1962)
    Petrouchka - Design for a bookplate for Cecil Hopkinson
    with printed signature and date 'Alexandre Benois 1955' (lower right), inscribed extensively 'NB il faut que le/trait reste visible/Les couleurs doivent être/transparentes' (above and below the image)
    watercolour on a printed base
    6¼ x 4½ in. (16 x 11.5 cm.)
    With two further proofs for the bookplate, in a common mount.


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    Cecil Hopkinson (1898-1977) was a musical bibliographer and his Berlioz bibliography of 1951 remains the standard work of reference in this field. The Hopkinson Berlioz Collection of musical and literary works in housed in the National Libarary of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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