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Design - Design for the costume of a Peasant Woman in 'Le Soleil de minuit'
  • Design for the costume of a Peasant Woman in 'Le Soleil de minuit'
    Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964
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Design for the costume of a Peasant Woman in 'Le Soleil de minuit'

  • Object:

    Design

  • Date:

    1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache with tinfoil

  • Museum number:

    E.111-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 20, box B

Date

1915 (made)

Artist/maker

Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache with tinfoil

Marks and inscriptions

M. Larionov
Signed

Inscribed in Russian.

Dimensions

Height: 428 mm, Width: 273 mm

Historical context note

'Le Soleil de minuit' with music by Rimsky-Korsakov and choreography by Massine was first produced in Geneva on 20 December 1915. This production saw not only Massine's Debut as a choreographer but also the first work of Larionov as a ballet designer, and both were very successful.

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Design for the costume of a Peasant Woman in 'Le Soleil de minuit' by Larionov.

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

Sjeng Scheijen, ed. Working for Diaghilev. Schoyten, 2004. 271 p.: ill (some col.)
Ralf Beil, ed. Russland 1900. Kunst und Kultur im Reich des letzten Zaren [In the Empire of the last Tsar. Russia around 1900] Darmstadt: iNSTITUT Mathildehohe Darmstadt, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-8321-9010-1.
Jane Pritchard, ed. Diaghilev and the golden age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929 London: V&A Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781851776139.

Materials

Gouache; Pen and ink; Gold paint; Paper

Subjects depicted

Ballet

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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