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Costume design for 'Le Coq d'Or', Russian Peasant with a Flask of Vodka.

Design
ca, 1914 (made)
Artist/Maker



object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolours and body-colours on card.
Brief Description
Costume design for 'Le Coq d'Or', Russian Peasant with a Flask of Vodka by Goncharova, ca, 1914.
Dimensions
  • Height: 377mm
  • Width: 266mm
Marks and Inscriptions
N. Gontcharowa [sic] (Signed in brown watercolour.)
Object history
This was created by Goncharova for Diaghilev's production of the opera-ballet 'Le Coq d'Or'. With music by Rimsky-Korsakov and choreography by Fokine, it was first shown at the Paris Opera on 21 May 1914, with Tamara Karsavina as the Shemakhan tsaritsa.
Bibliographic References
  • Sjeng Scheijen, ed. Working for Diaghilev. Schoyten, 2004. 271 p.: ill (some col.)
  • Alla Rosenfeld et al. A World of Stage: Russian designs for theater, opera and danceJapan: Art Impressions Inc., 2007. 248p.
Collection
Accession Number
E.297-1961

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record createdJanuary 11, 2007
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