10 June 2021
Costume Design for the Shemakhan Princess in Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq d'Or", signed on the reverse.
Pencil, gouache and gold paint on paper, 50 by 32 cm.
Executed in 1923 for the production of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq d'Or" at the Berlin State Opera.
Provenance: Estate of the artist.
Dance, Theatre, Opera and Music Hall, Sotheby's New York, 23 April 1986, lot 30.
Twentieth Century Art, Christie's London, 7 December 1998, lot 62.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert O. Glebova.
Exhibited: Pavel Tchelitchew 1898–1957: A Collection of Fifty-four Theatre Designs c.1919–1923, The Alpine Club,London, 13–22 December 1976, No. 51.
A World of Stage: Russian Designs for Theatre, Opera and Dance, itinerant: Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo; Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori; April–October 2007.
Literature: Exhibition catalogue, R. Nathanson, Pavel Tchelitchew 1898–1957: A Collection of Fifty-four Theatre Designs c.1919–1923, London, 1976, p. 33, No. 51, illustrated.
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