Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky, 1875-1957

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Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky, 1875-1957 five costume designs for faust costume design for Faust, signed with monogram l.r. and dated 1931, pencil, watercolour and gold paint on paper; costume design for Marguerite, signed with monogram l.l. and dated 1931, pencil and watercolour on paper; costume design for a Girl, signed with monogram l.r. and dated 1931, pencil, watercolour and silver paint on paper; costume designs for two Witches in Act 5 Scene 1, Walpurgis Night, signed with monogram l.r. and l.l. and both dated 1931, pencil and watercolour on paper (5) largest in group: 36 by 25.5 cm., 14 1/4 by 10 in. This production of the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, directed by Pawlovsky with choreography by F. Vassilieff, was first performed by the Lithuanian National Opera in Kaunas in 1931.