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IURII PIMENOV (1903-1977)
IURII PIMENOV (1903-1977)
IURII PIMENOV (1903-1977)
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IURII PIMENOV (1903-1977)

Set design for 'La Dame aux Camélias': Margarita's drawing room

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IURII PIMENOV (1903-1977)
Set design for 'La Dame aux Camélias': Margarita's drawing room
oil on canvas
23 3⁄8 x 35 1⁄4 in. (59.3 x 89.5 cm.)
Painted in 1946
with authentication in Russian from Tatiana Pimenova, the artist's daughter
Provenance
The family of the artist.
Acquired from the above by Aidan Gallery, Moscow in the early 1990s.
Acquired from the above by Catherine Mamet in 1995.
Acquired from the above by a previous owner in 2006.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 7 June 2011, lot 228.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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The stage adaptation of Alexandre Dumas fils’ (1824-1895) eponymous novel La Dame aux Camélias [The Lady of the Camelias] premiered in 1852 at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris to great acclaim. The following year Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) used the plot for the libretto of one of his most famous operas – La traviata. Iurii Pimenov created several stage designs for an unrealised production of La Dame aux Camélias that was meant to take place at the Central Theatre of the Red Army in Moscow.

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