Alexandre Nikolaevich Benois, 1870-1960

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Alexandre Nikolaevich Benois, 1870-1960 costume design for a fish from the opera sadko signed and dated l.r. 1930; further inscribed t.l. Sadko, Version a Paris 1930 pencil and watercolour on paper approx: 29 by 20 cm., 11 1/2 by 8 in. Provenance: The Lobanov-Rostovsky Collection (see Bowlt, J., Khudozhniki Russkogo Teatra, 1880-1930, Moscow, 1994, p.81) Sadko, an opera in four acts and seven scenes, by Rimsky Korsakov. The version for which the design was conceived was produced by the Opera Russe a Paris, at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, on 7th June 1930.