Costume design for an artillery officer, possibly in Petrouchka

Maker and role
Artist: Alexandre Benois, Russian, 1870-1960
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Object detail

Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
12 1/2 x 9 7/8in (31.8 x 25.1cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
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Theatre production
Ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Michel Fokine. Produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, 1911. Principal dancers included Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrouchka and Tamara Karsavina as the Ballerina.
Further information
In addition to the premiere, Benois designed ten other productions of Petrouchka, making dating of individual designs difficult.


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