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Design for a theatre costume - Rasplyuev


  • Object:

    Design for a theatre costume

  • Place of origin:

    Moscow (made)

  • Date:

    1921 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Exter, Alexandra, born 6 - died 1949 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Body-colours on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Simon Lissim in memory of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 102

Physical description

Design for a theatre costume

Place of Origin

Moscow (made)


1921 (made)


Exter, Alexandra, born 6 - died 1949 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Body-colours on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped and signed on the back by the donor as a work of the artist and from her estate.


Height: 43.8 cm from catalogue, Width: 30.2 cm from catalogue

Object history note

This design was produced for the comedy Smert Tarelkina (The Death of Tarelkin) by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, produced at the First Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, 1921.

Descriptive line

Alexandra Exter. Design for the costume of Rasplyuev, a Russian Soldier in the comedy Smert Tarelkina (The Death of Tarelkin), 1921.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

John Milner A Slap in the Face! Futurists in Russia London: Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 2007. ISBN: 978 0 85667 639 0.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Body colour; Paper (fiber product); Pencil



Subjects depicted

Soldier (Guardsman)


Theatre costume; Designs; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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