24 April 2006
Aleksandr Iakovlevich Golovin (1863-1930)
Two costume designs for Ruslan and Liudmila: Arab; and Svetozar
one signed in Cyrillic 'A Golov' (lower right) and inscribed with costume notes; one signed in Cyrillic 'A. Golovin' (lower left) and inscribed with costume notes
pencil, black ink and gouache on paper
14½ x 10¾ in. (36.8 x 27.3 cm.); 14 7/8 x 10¾ in. (37.8 x 27.3 cm.) (2)
Commissioned by Sergei Diagilev.
Presented as a gift to Sergei Ivanov, Paris.
Thence by descent to Maurizio Mazzocchi, Italy.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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