MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1 December 2011

1 December 2011

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Stage Design for "Diane de Poitiers"

425. BENOIS, ALEXANDER (1870-1960)

Stage Design for "Diane de Poitiers", signed, inscribed and dated "1933 XI", also further signed and inscribed on the reverse.

Pencil, watercolour, gouache and black ink on laid paper, 29.5 by 47.5 cm.
6,000-9,000 GBP

Benois created the present stage design for Ida Rubinstein’s 1934 production of Diane de Poitiers.

Provenance: Important private collection, Germany.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.