Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

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Two costume designs from Les Noces de Psyché: Psyché and Neptune

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Two costume designs from Les Noces de Psyché: Psyché and Neptune
the first signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower left), inscribed and dated 'Les Noces de/Psyché 1928' (upper left), and further inscribed 'Psyché/(Mme Rubinstein)' (upper right); the second signed and dated 'Alexandre Benois/1928-1951' (lower right), inscribed and dated 'Les Noces de/Psyché/1928' (upper left), and further inscribed 'Neptune' (upper right)
pencil, ink, and watercolor, heightened with white, gold and silver, on paper
the first 8¾ x 6¼ in. (22.2 x 15.9 cm.); the second 9 x 5 7/8 in. (22.9 x 14.9 cm.) (2)