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Illustration - Children's Tales

Children's Tales

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (Ballet illustrated in book performed in London and book published there, drawn)

  • Date:

    1919 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sevier, Michel (artists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand drawn with ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W. Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Design for the cover of Impressions of the Russian Ballet Children's Tales 1919 written by Cyril W. Beaumont and decorated by Michael Sevier. The artwork is a scarlet red while the final cover, the same size as the artwork, was more maroon and to it was mounted a decorative green on white label.
This is one of the slim volumes handcoloured by Beaumont and his wife produced to coincide with the return by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes to London after the War.

Physical description

Design in red ink with a border evoking Russian peasant arts.

Place of Origin

London (Ballet illustrated in book performed in London and book published there, drawn)


1919 (published)


Sevier, Michel (artists)

Materials and Techniques

Hand drawn with ink on paper


Height: 27.8 cm paper, Width: 21 cm paper, Height: 25.7 cm image, Width: 18.6 cm image

Descriptive line

Design by Michel Sevier for book cover for Children's Tales by Cyril W.Beaumont


Ink; Paper



Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Dance; Designs; Folk Art


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