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Design - Design for the costume of the Chief Clown (Le Buffoon) in the ballet <i>Chout</i>
  • Design for the costume of the Chief Clown (Le Buffoon) in the ballet Chout
    Larionov, Mikhail Fyodorovich, born 1881 - died 1964
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Design for the costume of the Chief Clown (Le Buffoon) in the ballet Chout

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Lausanne (designed)

  • Date:

    1915 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolours and body-colours

  • Museum number:

    E.283-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case SS, shelf 26

Physical description

A drawing in watercolours and body-colours of a design for a costume of a buffoon.

Place of Origin

Lausanne (designed)

Date

1915 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

watercolours and body-colours

Marks and inscriptions

M. Larionov 915 Lausanne
Signed and dated.

N2. M. Larionow 43 rue de Seine Paris 6eme France. "Bouffon" (Cout). Cotume de Bouffon. Dans les premiers rôles d'Hommes Nijinsk et Slavinsky. Dans les rôles des Femmes Nemtchinova et Sokolova. Dónne pour la première fois à Paris au Théâtre de la Gaîteé-Lyrique.
Inscribed in French.

Dimensions

Height: 38.4 cm, Length: 25.8 cm

Object history note

The idea of the ballet Chout ('Le Bouffon') originated with Diaghilev, who in 1915 proposed to Prokofiev that he should write the music. Larionov not only designed the costumes and sets but also, jointly with the principal dancer Thadée Slavinsky, created the choreography. It was some years before the ballet was produced and it was shown fro the first time in Paris at the Théâtre de la Gaîteé-Lyrique on 17 May 1921. This costume design is one of the earliest created by Larionov for this ballet.

Descriptive line

Design for the costume of the Chief Clown (Le Buffoon) in the ballet Chout by Mikhail Larionov; 1915.

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 36, cat. 131.
Jane Pritchard, ed. Diaghilev and the golden age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929 London: V&A Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781851776139.

Subjects depicted

Clown; Costume

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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