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

Two costume designs for Schubert - Liszt: Le Poète; 1ere Tyrolienne

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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)
Two costume designs for Schubert - Liszt: Le Poète; 1ere Tyrolienne
the first signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower right), the second signed and dated 'Alexandre Benois 1928' (lower left), both with captions and annotations
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour on paper
14¾ x 10.3/8in. (37.5 x 26.5cm.) (2)

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This ballet, with music by J.S. Bach, was designed by Benois for Ida Rubinstein's Troupe at the Grand Opera in Paris in 1927.
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