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Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861-1939)
Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861-1939)

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

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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 (upper right), signed in Cyrillic 'Kor' (lower right) and with pencil annotations, the reverses stamped 'Korovine Kohek *'
pencil and watercolour on paper
each approx. 15½ x 9.3/8in. (39.4 x 23.8cm.) (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, and with a revival at Moscow's Experimental Theatre in 1928.
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