Lot 94: Set Design For N. Rimsky-Korsakov'S Opera " Snegurochka"



2015-06-29 15:11:22

Lot 94: Anisfeld, Boris (1878-1973) Set Design For N. Rimsky-Korsakov'S Opera " Snegurochka", Pencil And Oil On Panel, 58 By 78.5 Cm. Executed In 1921. Provenance: Estate Of The Artist. Authenticity Of The Work Has Been Confirmed By The Expert D. Volyak. Literature: E. Lingenauber, O. Sugrobova-Roth, Boris Anisfeld. Catalogue Raisonné, Düsseldorf, Edition Libertars, 2011, P. 235, T 462, Illustrated And Listed.The Present Lot Is A Set Design For The 1922 Production Of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov'S Snegurochka At The Metropolitan Opera In New York. When The Metropolitan Staged The Production In Philadelphia A Year Later, The Public Ledger Published The Following Review: "The Opera Was Sung In French, But The Russian Atmosphere Was Realised In The Outlandish Picturesqueness Of The Scenery Painted And The Costumes By The Imaginative Boris Anisfeld." MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions' Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 Estimate: £25,000-30,000
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