5 June 2019 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

5 Jun 2019

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Stage Design for the Marionette Theatre Performance “The Cockerel with Golden Crest”

126. KUSTODIEV, BORIS (1878–1927)

Stage Design for the Marionette Theatre Performance “The Cockerel with Golden Crest” .

Pencil and watercolour on paper, laid on cardboard, 16.5 by 30 cm.
15,000–20,000 GBP


Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert V. Petrov.
Authenticity certificate from the expert E. Zhukova.


Exhibited: Vystavka teatralno-dekoratsionnogo iskusstva 1917– 1927, Academy of Arts, Leningrad, 1927 (label on the backing cardboard).
Posmertnaia vystavka proizvedenii B.M. Kustodieva, State Russian Museum, Leningrad, 1928 (inscription on the backing cardboard).

Literature: Teatralno–dekoratsionnoe iskusstvo v SSSR 1917–X– 1927. Sbornik statei. Vystavka v zalakh Akademii khudozhestv. Katalog, Leningrad, 1927, No. 1321, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Katalog posmertnoi vystavki proizvedenii B.M. Kustodieva, Leningrad, Izdanie Gosudarstvennogo Russkogo muzeia, 1928, p. 39, No. 401, listed.

Related literature: G. Kryzhitsky, “Posledniaia teatralnaia rabota B.M. Kustodieva”, 1964, in Vospominaniia o khudozhnike, online source http://kustodiev-art.ru/g_k_kryjitsky.

The present lot is from the set of B. Kustodiev’s stage and puppet designs for the G. Kryzhitsky’s production Petushok Zolotoi Grebeshok (The Cockerel with Golden Crest) after the N. Piatnitskaia fairy tale, staged in 1927 at the Leningrad Marionette Theatre.


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