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10 June 2021

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Costume Design for a Boyar in the Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sadko"

* 31. ANISFELD, BORIS (1878–1973)

Costume Design for a Boyar in the Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sadko", signed thrice, once indistinctly, inscribed “Kostium/“Sadko” in Russian and “Sadko/Hew 1 br.” in English and dated twice 1910 and once 1919.

Pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper, laid on cardboard, 47.5 by 20 cm.
3,000–5,000 GBP

Provenance: Estate of the artist.
Collection of E.H. Harriman, New York, 1918.
Private collection, USA.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert O. Glebova.

Exhibited: The Boris Anisfeld Exhibition, itinerant: Brooklyn Museum, Boston Art Club, Albright Art Gallery Buffalo, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Art, St Louis City Art Museum, San Francisco, Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1918–1920.
Boris Anisfeld, Grant Kingore Galleries, New York, 1919.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, C. Brinton, The Boris Anisfeld Exhibition, New York, Redfield Kendrick Odell Company Inc., 1918, listed without a number as Costume sketch for the opera "Sadko".
E. Lingenauber, O. Sugrobova-Roth and C. Chatfield-Taylor, Boris Anisfeld. Catalogue raisonné, Düsseldorf, Edition Libertars, 2011, p. 187, No. T087, illustrated and listed.

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