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Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875-1957)
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Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875-1957)

Costume design for 'War and Peace': French Cuirassier

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Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875-1957)
Costume design for 'War and Peace': French Cuirassier
signed 'MDoboujinsky' (lower right) and inscribed with production details (upper right), with inscriptions 'Cadeau de mon cher ami Dobujinksy avant son depart pour Londres 30.IX 56' (along the lower edge) and 'Dessin de costume/dragon ou cuirassier francais/pour l'opera de Prokofieff/'Guerre et Paix'/Metropolitan (?) N.Y.' (on the reverse)
pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink on paper
14 ¾ x 9 7/8 in. (37.3 x 25.1 cm.)
Provenance
Collection Alexandre Djanchieff.
By descent to the present owner.
Special Notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dobuzhinsky provided costume and set designs for multiple stage productions in the USA: one of them being the New York Metropolitan Opera's staging of Sergei Prokofiev's (1891-1953) opera 'War and Peace' in 1947.

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