Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Three costume designs for acrobats in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Three costume designs for acrobats in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
the first initialled 'AB.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Une des/trois acrobates' (upper right), further inscribed with costume notes; the second initialled and dated 'AB./1932' (lower left) and inscribed 'Les Acrobates' (upper right), further inscribed with costume notes; the third indistinctly initialled and dated '.../1932' (lower left) and inscribed 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' (upper left)
the first pencil, wax crayon, ink and watercolor, heightened with silver, on paper; the second pencil and watercolor, heightened with silver, on paper; the third pencil and watercolor on paper
the first 10¾ x 7 7/8 in. (27.3 x 20 cm.); the second 11¾ x 8¾ in. (29.8 x 22.2 cm.); the third 11¾ x 8¾ (29.8 x 22.2 cm.) (3)