Alexander Nicholaevich Benois, 1870-1960 a collection of fifteen views of lugano and its environs all signed, either on front or reverse fourteen on original paper mounts, most inscribed on the reverse with full details of location and dated from 1908-1949 watercolour over pencil on paper (15) size of smallest: 14.5 by 22cm., 5N by 8Iin. size of largest: 32 by 48.5cm., 12I by 19in. Provenance: Family of the artist In 1908, the date of the earliest sketches in the collection, Benois went to Lugano in order to rest after a year of frenetic activity. He was greatly attracted by the natural beauties of the region and although he was meant to be resting, he spent much time sketching in the mountains. Later, during 1910-1913 when he was working for the

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Alexander Nicholaevich Benois, 1870-1960 a collection of fifteen views of lugano and its environs all signed, either on front or reverse fourteen on original paper mounts, most inscribed on the reverse with full details of location and dated from 1908-1949 watercolour over pencil on paper (15) size of smallest: 14.5 by 22cm., 5N by 8Iin. size of largest: 32 by 48.5cm., 12I by 19in. Provenance: Family of the artist In 1908, the date of the earliest sketches in the collection, Benois went to Lugano in order to rest after a year of frenetic activity. He was greatly attracted by the natural beauties of the region and although he was meant to be resting, he spent much time sketching in the mountains. Later, during 1910-1913 when he was working for the Ballets Russes in Paris, he returned several times to Lugano where he would stay at the Casa Camuzzi in Montagnola. Alexander Nicholaevich Benois, 1870-1960 a collection of fifteen views of lugano and its environs all signed, either on front or reverse fourteen on original paper mounts, most inscribed on the reverse with full details of location and dated from 1908-1949 watercolour over pencil on paper (15) size of smallest: 14.5 by 22cm., 5N by 8Iin. size of largest: 32 by 48.5cm., 12I by 19in. Provenance: Family of the artist In 1908, the date of the earliest sketches in the collection, Benois went to Lugano in order to rest after a year of frenetic activity. He was greatly attracted by the natural beauties of the region and although he was meant to be resting, he spent much time sketching in the mountains. Later, during 1910-1913 when he was working for the Ballets Russes in Paris, he returned several times to Lugano where he would stay at the Casa Camuzzi in Montagnola.