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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Two costume designs for The Queen of Spades: a man with an umbrella; and a lady at the ball in a green dress

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Two costume designs for The Queen of Spades: a man with an umbrella; and a lady at the ball in a green dress
the first initialled in Cyrillic 'AB.' (lower right), numbered 'N19' (upper and lower left), and inscribed in Russian with costume notes; the second inscribed in Russian 'Lady at the ball/in/green' (upper right), numbered '22' (upper left), and inscribed in Russian with costume notes
the first pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold and silver, on paper; the second pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
the first 10¾ x 7 5/8 in. (27.3 x 19.4 cm.); the second 10¾ x 7 5/8 in. (27.3 x 19.4 cm.) (2)
Provenance
Acquired from Popoff & Cie., Paris, by the present owner in 1995.

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