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Design for Scene IV of the ballet Les Noces

1923 (designed)

Design for Scene IV of the ballet Les Noces by Natalia Goncharova; 1923.

Object details

Object type
TitleDesign for Scene IV of the ballet <i>Les Noces</i> (generic title)
Materials and techniques
pen, indian ink and watercolour
Brief description
Design for Scene IV of the ballet Les Noces by Natalia Goncharova; 1923.
  • Design height: 270mm
  • Design width: 445mm
  • Secondary support sheet height: 370mm
  • Secondary support sheet width: 525mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and inscriptions
  • N.G. 923 (Signed and dated.)
  • N. Gontcharova (Signed on the mount.)
Object history
This drawing was made for the décor of the ballet Les Noces with music by Stravinsky and choreography by Bronislava Nijinska and Goncharova herself, produced by Diaghilev at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique, Paris on 13 July 1923.
Purchased from the artist in 1961.
Subject depicted
Associated objects
Bibliographic references
  • Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 23, cat. 69.
  • Jane Pritchard, ed. Diaghilev and the golden age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929 London: V&A Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781851776139.
  • Reade, Brian, Ballet Designs and Illustrations, 1581-1940: a catalogue raisonné, London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1967.
  • Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev : 1909-1929. Strasbourg : Ville de Strasbourg, 1969 327
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Record createdFebruary 16, 2009
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