7 June 2010
The House of the Merchant Pavel Kuroslepov. Stage Design for An Ardent Heart by A. Ostrovsky, staged by F. Komissarzhevsky, Moscow, 1913 c. 1911
Watercolour, heightened with white, and pencil on paper, 24.5 by 41cm.
Authenticity certificate from E. Zhukova.
The sets and costumes that Kustodiev designed for An Ardent Heart by A. Ostrovsky were the artist’s first work for the theatre. Kustodiev made most of these designs in 1911, while he was undergoi
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