Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky, 1875-1957

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Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky, 1875-1957 seven costume designs for le mystere des pyramides costume designs for two Maenades and another Greek corps de ballet girl, signed with monogram l.l. and l.r. and signed in full l.r. and dated 1938, pencil and watercolour or pencil, ink, watercolour, gold paint on paper; costume design for Priestesses, signed with monogram l.r. and dated 1938, pencil, pen, ink, watercolour, gold and silver paint on paper; costume designs for a Greek Nymph and two Egyptian Handmaidens, signed in full or signed with monogram l.l.or l.r. and dated 1938, pencil and watercolour or pencil, pen, ink, watercolour, gold paint on paper (7) largest in group: 31.5 by 25 cm., 12 1/2 by 9 3/4 in. The ballet Le Mystere des Pyramides, with music by Nicolas Tcherepnine and choreography by Nina Kirsanova, was performed by the Lithuanian National Ballet in Kaunas in 1938. Literature: Cyril W.Beaumont 'Settings and costumes in recent productions' in The Studio April 1939 vol 117 No.553, the first three designs illustrated pp 146-7