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Design for Peasant Woman's Costume in the Ballet 'Le Soleil de Minuit'

  • Object:

    Design

  • Date:

    1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.284-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DT, shelf 104, box B

Physical description

Gouache with tinfoil on two pieces of thin paper glued on a piece of cardboard

Date

1915 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Marks and inscriptions

M. Larionow
Signed in brown watercolour

20.6.915
1915
dated

Dimensions

Height: 312 mm from catalogue, Width: 201 mm from catalogue

Object history note

Purchased from the artist in 1961.

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.

Descriptive line

Mikhail Larionov, Design for Peasant Woman's Costume in the Ballet 'Le Soleil de Minuit', 1915.

Materials

Gouache; Foil

Subjects depicted

Peasants; Costume design; Ballet

Categories

Theatre

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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