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    Sale 5405

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 208

    Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861-1939)

    Three costume designs for Konek Gorbunok [The Little Humpbacked Horse]

    Price Realised  

    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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