17 December 1998
Ivan Iakovlevich Bilibin (1876-1942)
Costume design for Prince Igor; A Polovtsian Warrior
initialled in Cyrillic and Roman and dated 'IB 1930) (lower right), with pencil detail of the hat with Russian captions and inscribed '"Prince Igor" Un Polovtien' (upper right), and inscribed on reverse 'I. Bilibine 23, Bd Pasteur "Prince Igor" Guerrier Polovtien'
pencil and watercolour on paper laid on card
18.7/8 x 12½in. (48 x 31.8cm.)
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For a similar design for a Polovstian from Borodin's opera Prince Igor see S.V. Golynets, Ivan Iakovlevich Bilibin, (Leningrad, 1970), illustrated pp.240-241, with reference to other examples p.317.
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