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Alexandre Benois
"V V --VOLSHEBNIK VELIKAN" [V V --WIZARD GIANT]
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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Alexandre Benois
"V V --VOLSHEBNIK VELIKAN" [V V --WIZARD GIANT]
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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New York

Alexandre Benois
"V V --VOLSHEBNIK VELIKAN" [V V --WIZARD GIANT]

Catalogue Note

An original design from one of the finest children’s alphabet books, comprising a marvelous series of images of children of contemporary Russian aristocrats, as well as characters from fairy tales and folk-lore, &c.

Together with a copy of the 1st edition of the published book, Azbuka V Kartinakh (St Petersburg, 1904). With pictorial title and 34 chromolithographed alphabet plates. 4to, [36]pp; original bloth-backed boards (soiled and worn).

Benois was an important painter, critic, and stage designer, who is perhaps best-known for collaborating with Stravinsky by creating the costumes and sets for Diaghilev’s production of Petrouchka (1911).

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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New York