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Maker(s):Benois, Alexandre
Culture:Russian (1870-1960)
Title:Castles in the Air
Date Made:June 9, 1933
Type:Drawing
Materials:Watercolor and graphite on medium weight wove paper on thick paper
Measurements:Sheet: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.; 24.1 x 34.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.216
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
2001_216.jpg

Description:
A stage set

Label Text:
Inscriptions
Lower left, graphite: AB
Lower center, graphite: 9.VI. 1933
Verso, graphite: Décor pour “Oriane” 1933. / Pour l’Opéra de Paris / Spectacles de ballets Mme Ida Rubinstein [inscription by the hand of Benois' daughter Anna Benois-Cherkesova]

Tags:
castles; courtyards; fountains; fantasy; landscapes

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