Costume design for an Apostle in Liturgie

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

Watercolor on board
18 3/4 x 11 7/8in (47.6 x 30.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
Theatre production
Unrealized ballet with choreography by Léonide Massine and music by Igor Stravinsky. Rehearsed by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1915, but never produced.
Modern Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture: Dance, Theatre, and Opera; 1982; lot 182
The Art of Enchantment: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929; 1988; p. 71, no. 55; fig. 3
An Eye for the Stage; William J. Chiego, Jody Blake (American, b.1953); 2004; p. 45
Signature & date
Inscribed on verso: A Monsieur Doubs avec amities et remercierment pour les belles qu'il a trove et nous a montre et pour les choses si intereressantes qu'il dit. Bons souvenirs de chez "Saint Benoit." - Paris, avr 1938
Docent information sheet
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL1998.191 Gontcharova\Sotheby's 1982.pdf


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