Alexandre Benois (Russian, 1870-1960)
Alexandre Benois (Russian, 1870-1960)

Study of a courtier from 'La Belle Addorantato'; and Study of a flower fairy from 'La Belle au Bois Dormant'

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Alexandre Benois (Russian, 1870-1960)
Study of a courtier from 'La Belle Addorantato'; and Study of a flower fairy from 'La Belle au Bois Dormant'
the first signed with initials and dated 'AB./1953' (centre right), inscribed 'La Belle Addorantato"'/I. Tableau' (upper left), further indistinctly inscribed '20./Sai*no**/à la/cour de/Floutons XXIV' (upper right) and further inscribed 'Raph.' (lower left); and the second signed and dated 'AB/1953' (lower left) and inscribed 'La Belle au Bois/Dormant/I Tableau' (upper left) and further inscribed '6/La fil/Fleur de Faeire/premier aidée/6)' (upper right)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour heightened with gold, unframed
9¼ x 6¼ in. (23.5 x 15.9 cm.)
two in the lot (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 17 July 1996, lot 228 (part of).
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