18 April 2008,
Price realised USD 29,800
USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
Natal'ia Sergeevna Goncharova (1881-1962)
A costume design for a girl in traditional costume; and A ballgown design
both signed 'N. Gontcharova' (lower right and upper right respectively)
pencil and watercolor on paper
14½ x 9 in. (37.1 x 22.8 cm.) (2)
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Inès Frémery, a dancer, and Michael Savitzky, artistic director of the Ballets Russes under Diaghilev.
By direct descent to Ana Savitzky.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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