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BORIS ANISFELD (1878-1973) “The Blue Bird”

Design for the decor of the Palace of the Night from the Opera “The Blue Bird” Signed and indistinctly inscribed Blue bird (lower right) labels with the title on the back brush and Indian ink, gouache and varnish on board 55 x 74.5 cm circa 1919 Provenance: Mrs Chatfield-Taylor, Chicago, (daughter of the artist) Sale, Sotheby’s, London, Catalogue of Decor and Costume Designs from the Diaghilev Period, 15th December 1969, lot 44 Collection of James L. Gordon Julian Barran Ltd, London Literature: The Touchstone, Dec. 1919 ill. on p. 93 Boris Anisfeld Catalogue Raisonné by Eckart Lingenauber and Olga Sugrobova-Roth, reproduced T315 pg 218. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).
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