1870 - 1960
SET DESIGN FOR A DECOR, POSSIBLY FOR DIANE DE POITIERS
Dated 9.III.1934 (lower left); inscribed with a letter to the artist's son in Cyrillic (lower right)
Watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper
Unframed: 8½ x 9¾ in., 21.6 x 24.8 cm
Framed: 17¾ x 18¾ in., 45.1 x 47.6 cm
Executed on March 9, 1934.
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The sheet has discolored and the edges are uneven. The lower left corner of the sheet is missing and there is an associated tear in this corner. There are straight lines of creasing to the left, right and lower section, visible in the catalogue image. There are pinholes to the upper corners and two strips of tape to these areas on the reverse. There is a blemish to the paint surface at the edge of the right-hand curtain. There are minor spots of dirt and media stains in places throughout. Mounted and held in a simple gold-painted frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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Sale: Sotheby's, New York, June 12, 1981, lot 48
Acquired at the above sale
The ballet Diane de Poitiers, with choreography by Fokine, music by Ibert and décor and costumes by Benois was produced by Ida Rubinstein at the Théâtre Nationale de l'Opéra, Paris, in 1934.