Front curtain design for Act III, scene 3, in Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel)

Maker and role
Artist: Natalia Gontcharova, Russian, 1881-1962
ca. 1914
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Object detail

Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on board
22 1/2 x 28 3/4in (57.2 x 73cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
Theatre production
Opera-ballet with music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and choreography by Michel Fokine. Produced by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris, 1914.
The Art of Enchantment: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929; 1988; p. 53, no. 47; pl. 3
La danza delle Avanguardie: Dipinti, scene e costumi, da Degas a Picasso, da Matisse a Keith Haring; Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Gabriella Belli, Elisa Vaccarino; 2005; p. 350
Signature & date
Signed, l.r.: N. Gontcharova


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