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Sketch-book bound in blue paper

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Russia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and gouache

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 94, shelf D, box 78

Physical description

Sketch-book bound in blue paper and containing various drawings, including designs for the costume and mask of the Cock in the ballet Renard.
Contents: (1) Mask of a cock. (2) Mask of a cock. (3) Caricatures of Goncharova in profile and a standing figure of Apollinaire smoking a pipe. (4) Reclining figure of a soldier. (5) Sketch of a mask of a cock. On verso: Another variant for the mask of a cock. (6) Sketch of a leg. (7) Sketch. (8) Design of a stylised figure in profile. (9) Design for the costume of a cock. (10) Design of a stylised bird.
All in pencil, except (10) which is in gouache. (3), (4) and (10) are H 20 cm L 26.5 cm.

Place of Origin

Russia (possibly, made)


1922 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and gouache

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with a monogram.


Height: 26.5 cm, Length: 20 cm

Object history note

The sketches for the costumes and masks of the Cock in the ballet Renard allow us to date the whole sketch-book to 1922.

Descriptive line

Sketch-book bound in blue paper; Mikhail Larionov; 1922.

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 40, cat. 149.

Subjects depicted

Cock; Costume; Mask


Drawings; Designs

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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