NIKOLAI BENOIS (1901-1988) 14 sketches of costume designs for the film ‘Un colpo di pistola’ [A pistol shot] by Renato Castellani after the eponymous novel by Alexandre Pushkin (1830)

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watercolour, ink, gold paint on paper circa ca. 34.5 x 25 cm (each) One image inscribed ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ ---[shamed be whoever thinks bad of it] Provenance: Estate of the artist Descendants of the Benois family Acquired from the above by the present owner Literature: Illustrated in a magazine ‘La Casa La Vita’