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Aleksandr Golovin (1863-1930)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Aleksandr Golovin (1863-1930)

Stage design for Orphée: Act II

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Aleksandr Golovin (1863-1930)
Stage design for Orphée: Act II
signed 'A. Golovine' (lower left); with Serge Lifar's collection stamp (on the reverse)
tempera on panel
26 ¾ x 33 in. (68.2 x 83.6 cm.)
Provenance
Ida Rubinstein, Paris (1883-1960), until at least 1935.
Serge Lifar (1905-1986).
Serge Lifar Collection; Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1984, lot 116.
By descent to Countess Lilian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig (1914-2008).
A gift from the above to the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, Brussels, 1928, p. 72.
Exhibition catalogue, Exhibition of Russian Art, London, 1935, p. 138.
Exhibited
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, May-June 1928, no. 663 (label on the reverse).
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, either no. 766, 768 or 770 (label on the reverse).

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Lot Essay

Orphée, a lyrical mimodrama based on Virgil's Georgics, by Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954) was presented at the Opéra de Paris on 11 June 1926 with Ida Rubinstein (1883-1960) in the leading role.

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