Nikolai Alexandrovich Benois (Russian, 1901-1988) A decorative menu for a celebration, 1923
Lot 92*
Nikolai Alexandrovich Benois (Russian, 1901-1988) A decorative menu, 18 June, 1923
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Nikolai Alexandrovich Benois (Russian, 1901-1988) A decorative menu for a celebration, 1923
Lot Details
Nikolai Alexandrovich Benois (Russian, 1901-1988)
A decorative menu, 18 June, 1923
the menu with humorous musical theme citing such dishes as 'Potage Conservatoire', 'Petits pains fromages à la Glinka', 'Jambon Philarmonique', 'Café Tchaikovsky" and 'Dessert à la Scriabine'
signed in Latin 'Nic. Benois' (centre right), date 'June 18, 1923' flanking 'Menu' title and inscribed 'Un été à Saint Petersbourg. 1923.'; verso signed by all those attending the feast, including Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), Nikolai Benois (1901-1988), Albert Benois (1852-1936), Anna Benois (1895-1984) et. al.
pen, ink and watercolour on paper
32.8 x 20.7cm (12 15/16 x 8 1/8in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Henry Albert Steiman, conductor at Broadway theatres in New York, and his wife Judith Cooper, opera singer, who were friends with Fedor Chaliapin
    Thence by descent
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