Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

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Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Melpomène and Vulcan

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Two costume designs for Les Noces de Psyché: Melpomène and Vulcan
the first signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower right) and inscribed and dated 'Les Noces de Psyché/1928/Une des Muses/(Melpomène)' (upper right); the second signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower right), inscribed and dated 'Les/Noces/de/Psyché/1928' (upper left), and further inscribed 'Vulcain' (upper right)
pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver and gold, on paper
the first 8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (21.9 x 15.6 cm.); the second 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (22.5 x 14.9 cm.) (2)