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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Two costume designs for The Queen of Spades: Polina; and a man in a striped coat

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Two costume designs for The Queen of Spades: Polina; and a man in a striped coat
the first initialled in Cyrillic 'AB.' (lower left), inscribed in Cyrillic 'Polina' (upper right), and further inscribed in Russian with costume notes; the second initialled in Cyrillic 'AB.' (lower left), inscribed in Russian 'Chorus.' (upper right), and further inscribed in Russian with costume notes
pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
the first 10¾ x 7½ in. (27.3 x 19.1 cm.); the second 10¾ x 7½ in. (27.3 x 19.1 cm.) (2)
Provenance
Acquired from Popoff & Cie., Paris, by the present owner in 1995.

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