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Sergei Yurievich Soudeikine (Russian, 1883-1946), Costume Design for Tatiana Riabouchinska as a Florentine Beauty in Paganini, Scene II

Auction:
2673B
Lot:
430
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$3,360$2,800

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2673B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 20, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Sergei Yurievich Soudeikine (Russian, 1883-1946)

Costume Design for Tatiana Riabouchinska as a Florentine Beauty in Paganini, Scene II, 1939
Fragmentary signature "Soud..." l.r., inscribed in Cyrillic within the
composition, also inscribed on the reverse.
Gouache, ink, and graphite on vellum, sheet size 11 11/16 x 9 15/16 in. (29.7 x 25.2 cm), unframed.
Condition: Trimmed sheet, handling creases, tack holes.

Provenance: Collection of Tatiana Riabouchinska (Russian, 1917-2000).

N.B. Soudeikine designed the set and costumes for the ballet Paganini, which was a collaboration between choreographer Michel Fokine and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff in 1939. It was created for Colonel Wassily De Basil's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and set to Rachmaninoff's 1934 work Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The present work depicts Riabouchinska's scene II solo.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

Tatiana Riabouchinska, Sergei Yurievich Soudeikine, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Michel Fokine, composer, choreographer, Colonel, Wassily De Basil

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