30 November 2016 Russian Art Auctions

30 Nov 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


A Collection of Set and Costume Designs for Les Ballets Ruth Sorel, Accompanied by Photoengraved Plates, Photo Prints and Repertoire Brochures

§ 149. DOBUZHINSKY, MSTISLAV (1875-1957)

A Collection of Set and Costume Designs for Les Ballets Ruth Sorel, Accompanied by Photoengraved Plates, Photo Prints and Repertoire Brochures, 48 pieces, nine designs signed, one double-sided, some inscribed, titled, numbered, seven dated 1949, and one 1933 and 1948.

Set and costume designs: 17 pencil, watercolour and gouache, some heightened with gold, on paper; and two chalk, crayon and gouache on paper, the largest measuring 30.5 by 23 cm and the smallest 33.5 by 17.5 cm.
5,000–7,000 GBP


Five repertoire brochures (one from 1949 and four from c. 1955 seasons), including reproductions of the costume designs, are accompanied by the photoengraved plates and photo prints, matching some of the illustrations.

Provenance: Collection of Ruth Sorel.
Thence by descent.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Private collection, Europe.

A Collection of Set and Costume Designs for Les Ballets Ruth Sorel, Accompanied by Photoengraved Plates, Photo Prints and Repertoire Brochures
A Collection of Set and Costume Designs for Les Ballets Ruth Sorel, Accompanied by Photoengraved Plates, Photo Prints and Repertoire Brochures

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.