• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 461

    Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)

    Costume design for the Doorkeeper in Macbeth

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    Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)
    Costume design for the Doorkeeper in Macbeth
    inscribed in Cyrillic and numbered 'Macbeth/V. Shakespeare/costume 'Doorkeeper'/N. 17' (upper left); further signed with initials and dated and numbered 'S.E./1921/16/XI' (lower left); with further inscription '.../Macbeth.' (on the reverse)
    ink and gouache on card
    16¼ x 11 in. (41.3 x 28 cm.)
    Executed in 1921


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    This design was executed for the production of Macbeth which premiered at the V. Polenov Theatre in Moscow in 1921.

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    Please note that the inscription on the reverse reads '.../Macbeth' contrary to the description in the catalogue.