Scene design for Petrouchka's Room in Petrouchka

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

Crayon on paper
sheet, 19 1/4 x 26 1/4in (48.9 x 66.7cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Mary Lynch Kurtz
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Theatre production
Ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Michel Fokine. Premiered by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, 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.
Signature & date
Signed l.r.


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