Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua [Benois] (1870-1960)
Stage Design for 'Ruy Blas' by Victor Hugo
signed in pencil 'Alexandre Benois' (lower left) and inscribed and dated indistinctly (lower right), the reverse similarly signed and inscribed 'Ruy Blas ("Comedie Franaise") IV V. actes 1927'
pen and black ink and bodycolour heightened with white on paper
17 x 24in. (43.2 x 60.8cm.)