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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) <BR>Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Minerva and Cupid <BR>
Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) <BR>
Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Minerva and Cupid <BR>
Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Minerva and Cupid

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Minerva and Cupid
the first signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower left), inscribed and dated 'Les Noces/de/Psyché/1928' (upper left), and further inscribed 'Minerve' (upper right); the second signed with initials and dated 'AB./1951' (lower left), inscribed 'Les Noces de/Psyché et/de l'Amour' (upper left), and further inscribed 'Les Petits/Amours.' (upper right)
pencil, ink and watercolor, heightened with gold and silver, on paper
the first 8 7/8 x 6 in. (22.5 x 15.2 cm.); the second 8½ x 6 in. (21.6 x 15.2 cm.) (2)
Provenance
The family of the artist.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1997, lot 225 (part).
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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