28 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 34,100
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
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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Given by the artist to Nikolai Zaretskii, Prague.
By descent to the present owner.
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