28 Nov 2018 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

28 Nov 2018

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Illustrations for “One Thousand and One Nights”, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1932, four plates

145. BILIBINE, IVAN (1876–1942)

Illustrations for “One Thousand and One Nights”, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1932, four plates, each signed twice, once with initials, one dated 1931 and the others 1932 in the  plate, further each numbered “No 1”, “No 2”, “No 3” and “No 4” respectively on the border.

Colour lithographs on paper, each measuring approximately 31.5 by 90 cm.
4,000-6,000 GBP


Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Related literature: For another copy of a plate Sinbad the Sailor, see S. Golynets, Ivan Bilibin, Leningrad, Aurora Art Publishers, 1981, pl. 165, illustrated.

Illustrations for “One Thousand and One Nights”, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1932, four plates
Illustrations for “One Thousand and One Nights”, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1932, four plates
Illustrations for “One Thousand and One Nights”, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1932, four plates

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