25 - 28 November 2012 Russian Art Auctions

25 Nov 2012

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Costume Design for Gerasim from Alexander Neverov's "Peasant Women"

* 221. KUSTODIEV, BORIS (1878–1927)

Costume Design for Gerasim from Alexander Neverov's "Peasant Women", signed, numbered "N2", titled and inscribed "Baby" in Cyrillic; with a watercolour on the reverse, signed with initials.

Pencil and watercolour on paper, 32.5 by 22 cm.
50,000–70,000 GBP


Provenance: Collection of G. Bloch, Leningrad.
Collection of B. Vasiliev, Leningrad.
Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the experts E. Zhukova and V. Silaev.

Exhibited: Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev, The State Russian Museum, Leningrad, 1959.
Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev, Moscow, 1960.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev, Leningrad, 1959, p. 49, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev, Moscow, 1960, p, 140, listed.
M. Etkind, Boris Kustodiev, Moscow, Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1982, p. 315, No. 1596, listed.

Kustodiev produced the present costume design for a 1921 production of Neverov's play at the Smolny Theatre in Petrograd.

Costume Design for Gerasim from Alexander Neverov's "Peasant Women"

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