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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)

Four costumes designs for 'Le Coq d'Or': Prince Guidon, Prince Polkan, The Sorcerer and The Queen of Chemakhan

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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
Four costumes designs for 'Le Coq d'Or': Prince Guidon, Prince Polkan, The Sorcerer and The Queen of Chemakhan
Prince Guidon inscribed 'Le Prince' (lower right); further inscribed with production details, title in Russian and numbered '1 Coq d'Or' (on the reverse); Prince Polkan inscribed with production details and title in Russian (on the reverse); The Sorcerer inscribed with production details and title in Russian (on the reverse); The Queen of Chemakhan signed, inscribed with production details and dated 'Coq d'or'/Costume de/la Reine de/Chemakhan/Donné la pre/miere fois/a l'Opera/National/de Paris/et/a Drury lane/a Londres./1914/ N. Gontcharova 913' (lower right); further signed and inscribed 'N. Gontcharova/43 rue de Seine/Paris 6e/France' (on the reverse)
charcoal on paper
30 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (77.3 x 39.8 cm.) and slightly smaller
(4)Drawn circa 1913
Provenance
John Neumeier, Hamburg.
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Lot Essay

In 1913 Goncharova began work on ‘Le Coq d’Or’, her source of inspiration the bright visually arresting artistic creations of the Russian peasantry and the bold outlines of Russian icons. The production, which took Pushkin’s 1834 poem of the same name for its subject, premiered in May 1914 at the Théâtre National de l’Opera in Paris. The present works and other designs for ‘Le Coq d’Or’ were incorporated into the decorative panels Goncharova painted in the early 1920s for the Parisian house of Serge Koussevitzky, the well-known double-bass player and conductor.

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