2 December 2015 Russian Art Auctions

2 Dec 2015

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Costume Designs for the I. Dzerzhinsky Opera "Quiet Flows the Don"

* 83. FEDOROVSKY, FEDOR (1883-1955)

Costume Designs for the I. Dzerzhinsky Opera "Quiet Flows the Don", variously inscribed in Cyrillic and numbered ''N 2''.

Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 61.5 by 93 cm.
6,000-9,000 GBP


The present lot is from the series of set and costume designs, created by Fedorovsky, the chief artist of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (1929–1953), for the Ivan Dzerzhinsky opera Quiet Flows the Don, staged in 1936 at the Bolshoi. The artist was awarded a Grand Prix at the 1937 International Exhibition in Paris for this series, as well as for his set and costume designs for the A. Borodin opera Prince Igor.

Provenance: Important private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the artist’s grandson (inscription on the reverse).


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