26 November 2014 Russian Art Auctions

26 November 2014

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Set Design for the Jacques Ibert Ballet "Diane de Poitiers"

*§ 56. BENOIS, ALEXANDER (1870-1960)

Set Design for the Jacques Ibert Ballet "Diane de Poitiers", signed, also further signed, inscribed "pour Ida Rubinstein", titled and dated "1931 (?)" on the reverse.

Pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, 30 by 46.5 cm.
20,000-30,000 GBP

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the expert M. Goncharova.

Literature: M. Etkind, Aleksandr Benua, Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1965, p. 196, listed under works from 1934 with incorrect attribution of the ballet to M. Ravel.

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