7 June 2010
Stage Design for the Ballet Diane de Poitiers, produced by Ida Rubinstein with choreography by Michel Fokine and music by Jacques Ibert, first performed at the Paris Opera on 30 April 1934 signed and dated '3 VII 33'
Gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, 16.5 by 28 cm.
Related literature: For more works by Benois for Diane de Poitiers, see L. Salmina-Haskell, Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London, V & A, 1972, p. 10, cat. 17.
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