24 April 2006
Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861-1939)
Two groups of costume designs for Khovanshchina: Male and female boyars
both signed 'K Kor' (lower right) and further inscribed with costume notes
one pencil, black ink and watercolour, heightened with gold, on buff paper; one pencil, black ink and watercolour, heightened with bronze, on buff paper
13 1/8 x x 8 3/8 in. (33.4 x 21.4 cm.); 13¼ x 8 3/8 in. (33.3 x 21.3 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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Buenos Aires, Ballets de la Opera de Paris, The Russian Embassy, 20 - 25 December 2003.
These costumes were designed for the 1911 production of Khovanshchina, the opera by Musorgskii, at the Marinskii Theatre, St. Petersburg.
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