Crayon on paper
sheet, 19 1/4 x 26 1/4in (48.9 x 66.7cm)
Bequest of Mary Lynch Kurtz
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.
In addition to the premiere, Benois designed ten other productions of Petrouchka, making dating of individual designs difficult.
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris
Signature & date
Alexandre Benois (Russian, b.1870, d.1960)