Sotheby’s – An Important Private Collection of Works by Alexander Benois

October 28th, 2011 by

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming sale in London of a superb private collection of watercolours by Alexander Benois on 29 November 2011. The collection includes set and costume designs from productions such as Petrushka, The Nightingale and Sleeping Beauty, charming family portraits, rare views of St. Petersburg, Versailles and Venice, which will be offered alongside Benois’ letters and sketchbooks. The artist’s extensive annotations provide an extraordinary insight into the life of one of Russia’s most famous watercolourists and the appearance of this extraordinary collection on the market is an important addition to scholarship on the artist.