• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5810

    Russian Art

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

    Two costume designs for 'The Nutcracker': Harlequin and Columbine

    Price Realised  

    Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
    Two costume designs for 'The Nutcracker': Harlequin and Columbine
    the first signed and dated 'Alexandre/Benois/VI. 1940' (lower right), inscribed 'Casse Noisette' (upper left), further inscribed and numbered 'N40/Arlequin/Poupée animée/(Cadeau du/Parrain/Drosselmeyer)' (upper right); the second inscribed 'Casse Noisette' (upper left), further inscribed and numbered
    'N41/Columbine/Poupée/animée (cadeau/du/Parrain/Drosselmeyer)' (upper right) and inscribed with costume notes, in a common mount
    pencil, black ink and gouache on paper
    9½ x 6¼ in. (24 x 16 cm.) (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE