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A variant of the back-cloth of Scene II (The Magic Pool) in the ballet Les Contes russes

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Russia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1917 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil

  • Museum number:

    E.888-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 21, box B

Physical description

A pencil drawing of the design for the back-cloth. A sketch of water-lilies on verso.

Place of Origin

Russia (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1917 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil

Dimensions

Height: 21.2 cm, Length: 26.5 cm

Object history note

Les Contes russes contained four miniature ballets based on subjects taken from Russian folklore: Kikimora, Bova Korolevich, Baba-Yaga and Kolyada-Molyada. The entire ballet was produced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on 11 May 1917 and in the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in the same year. Kikimora with music by Liadov and choreography by Massine was first produced at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastian, Spain, on 25 August 1916.

Descriptive line

A variant of the back-cloth of Scene II (The Magic Pool) in the ballet Les Contes russes by Mikhail Larionov; ca. 1917.

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 38, cat. 138.

Subjects depicted

Water-lilies; Back-cloth

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Theatre

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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