4 June 2014 Russian Art Auctions

4 June 2014

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Set Design for the Fourth Act of the Opera "Il Trovatore"

§ 217. BENOIS, ALEXANDER (1870-1960)

Set Design for the Fourth Act of the Opera "Il Trovatore", signed and dated "18 IX 48", also further signed, inscribed "Trovatore. IV..pour la Scala" and dated on the reverse.

Pencil and watercolour on paper, 27.5 by 40 cm (image size).
9,000-12,000 GBP

Provenance: Russian Pictures, Sotheby’s London, 19 November 2003, lot 168.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

The present lot is a set design for a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” which was staged at La Scala in Milan in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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