8 June 2016
Costume Designs for the Film "Michel Strogoff", six works, each signed, three inscribed and titled in Cyrillic, one also further signed and inscribed on the reverse.
Each pencil and watercolour, three heightened with white, two on paper and the others on cardboard, two measuring 29.5 by 25 cm and the others 38 by 25.5 cm.
Provenance: Collection of the film director Joseph Ermolieff.
Thence by descent.
Private collection, USA.
The costume designs, included in the present lot, were commissioned to the artist by the director Joseph Ermolieff for his 1936 film Michel Strogoff, based on the novel by Jules Verne.
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.