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Alexandre Nikolaevich Benois Costume Design mixed media on paperboard

Lot: 318

(Russian 1870-1960)
Costume Design
Mixed media on laid paperboard (watercolor, gouache, pastel and pencil.
Sheet: 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches Frame: 23 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches.
Signed lower right: Alexandre Benois annotated in Cyrillic in the top right of the sheet.
Provenance: Purchased from Sothebys New York June 1992 (Arcade: Modern and Contemporary Paintings lot 0066) by the current owners family passed to the current owner by descent.
CONDITION: In overall good condition, was not examined out of the frame. All four sides of the sheet are visible with no abrasions or areas of repair. Toning to the sheet consistent with age.
Notes: Noted on the Sothebys receipt: Inscribed: Not the last variant for the costume for the wet nurse (milk nurse).

Up for Auction on September 25, 2020

Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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