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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)
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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)

Costume design for Les Enchantements de la fée Alcine

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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)
Costume design for Les Enchantements de la fée Alcine
signed with initials and dated 'AB/1928' (centre right); inscribed 'Alcine' (upper left) and 'Les Suivants/de la/Duchesse/2 cost[ume]' (upper right)
black ink, brown pencil and watercolour, heightened with gold, on paper
12½ x 9 3/8 in. (31.8 x 23.7 cm.)
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Lot Essay

With music by Georges Auric, choreography by Léonide Massine and décor and costumes designed by Benois, Les Enchantements de la fée Alcine was first performed by the Ida Rubenstein Company at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, on 21 May 1929.
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