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    Sale 7440

    Important Russian Pictures

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 416

    Mstislav Valer'ianovich Dobuzhinskii (1875-1957)

    A folder comprising one hundred and sixteen studies for designs and costumes of antiquity; A folder with thirty-one studies for 19th Century fashion, including Hungarian and Bavarian national costumes; A folder comprising one hundred and forty five costumes, stage and drop-curtains for theatrical productions including Cleopatra (1909), Papillions (1914) and Woe from Wit (1917)

    Price Realised  

    Mstislav Valer'ianovich Dobuzhinskii (1875-1957)
    A folder comprising one hundred and sixteen studies for designs and costumes of antiquity; A folder with thirty-one studies for 19th Century fashion, including Hungarian and Bavarian national costumes; A folder comprising one hundred and forty five costumes, stage and drop-curtains for theatrical productions including Cleopatra (1909), Papillions (1914) and Woe from Wit (1917)
    some signed, inscribed and dated
    the majority pencil and watercolour on paper
    12½ x 19 in. (32 x 48.5 cm.); and smaller (3)


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    Provenance

    Given by the artist to Nikolai Zaretskii, Prague.
    By descent to the present owner.