28 Nov 2018 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

28 Nov 2018

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Book Illustration and Costume Designs

§ 147. ANNENKOV, GEORGES (1889–1974)

Book Illustration and Costume Designs, four works, each signed, one twice, and two titled, further three inscribed, one dated 1947 and another with a costume design on the reverse.

One pencil, gouache and tempera, and the others pencil and  watercolour, two with ink and one heightened with white, on paper,  the largest measuring 50 by 35 cm and the smallest 23 by 45.5 cm  (sheet size).
3,000-5,000 GBP


Provenance: Private collection, Germany.

The book illustration in the present lot is for the collection of essays Paris tel qu’on l’aime, edited by Doré Ogrizek and published in Paris by Éditions ODÉ in 1949 (inscription on the reverse).

One of the costume designs is from Georges Annenkov’s series of set and costume designs, produced for Carmine Gallone’s 1947 film The Lost One (original title La signora dale camelie), after La traviata, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Another is for the French actress Edwige Feuillère, who starred in the title role in Jacque de Baroncelli’s 1942 film La Duchesse de Langeais (inscription on the reverse). The third is for the Romanian actress Nadia Gray, who played the role of Countess de Linières in Giacomo Gentilomo’s 1954 film The Two Orphans (Le due orfanelle).

Book Illustration and Costume Designs
Book Illustration and Costume Designs
Book Illustration and Costume Designs

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