10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861-1939)
Three costume designs for Konek Gorbunok [The Little Humpbacked Horse]
each titled in Russian 'Konek Gorbunok' (upper left) with character name in Russian 'Khan's servant', 'Sturgeon' and 'Nereid' and number (upper right), signed in Cyrillic 'Kor' (lower right) and with pencil annotations
pencil and gouache heightened with white on paper
each 15½ x 9 3/8 in. (39.4 x 23.8 cm.) approximately
three in the lot (3)
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Based on the tale by Ershov, this ballet was first performed at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre in 1901 with scenery and costumes by K. Korovin. The first performance in St. Petersburg was in 1912, with a revival at Moscow's Experimental Theatre in 1928.
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