Property from an Important Private Collection, United States
BORIS IZRAILEVICH ANISFELD | Costume Design for Five Boyars from The Snow Maiden
Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP
BORIS IZRAILEVICH ANISFELD
Costume Design for Five Boyars from The Snow Maiden
signed with initials in Latin, indistinctly inscribed and dated 192.. l.r.; further inscribed Boyars t.l.
gouache over pencil on paper
27.5 by 35cm, 10¾ by 13¾in.
There are losses to the edges and corners. There are two small tears to the right of the lower edge. The sheet has discoloured and there is surface dirt, staining and handling marks. Foxing is scattered throughout. Held behind glass in a large wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Estate of the artist
New York, Lincoln Center, The Decorative Idealism of Boris Anisfeld: Designs for Ballet, Opera, and Theater, 1905-1926, 1968, no.39
Storrs, The William Benton Museum of Art, Boris Anisfeld 1879-1973. The Early Works / Theater Sketches, 1979, p.17, no.52 illustrated b/w
Tokyo, Metropolitan Art Museum, A World of Stage: Russian Designs for Theater, Opera, and Dance, 29 September - 28 October 2007, no.40
Exhibition catalogue Boris Anisfeld 1879-1973. The Early Works / Theater Sketches, Storrs, 1979, p.17, no.52 illustrated b/w
Exhibition catalogue A World of Stage: Russian Designs for Theater, Opera, and Dance, Tokyo, 2007, p.65, no.40 illustrated
E.Lingenauber and O.Sugrobova-Roth, Boris Anisfeld Catalogue Raisonné, Düsseldorf: Edition Libertars, 2011, p.236, no.T478 illustrated