30 November 2016 Russian Art Auctions

30 November 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Set Design for the Jacques Ibert Ballet "Diane de Poitiers"

*§ 147. BENOIS, ALEXANDER (1870-1960)

Set Design for the Jacques Ibert Ballet "Diane de Poitiers", signed, also further signed, inscribed "pour Ida Rubinstein", titled and dated 1931 (?) on the reverse.

Pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, 30 by 46.5 cm, 30 by 46.5 cm.
15,000–20,000 GBP

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the experts M. Goncharova and A. Kiseleva.

Literature: M. Etkind, Aleksandr Benua, Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1965, p. 196, listed under works from 1934 with an incorrect attribution of the ballet to Maurice Ravel.

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