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Mikhail Larionov, Le Soleil de Nuit
 
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TITLE:  Le Soleil de Nuit
ARTIST:  Mikhail Larionov (French/Russian, 1881–1964)
WORK DATE:  1915
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Watercolour on artist's board
MARKINGS:  Signed l.r. ‘M.Larionov'
SIZE:  h: 38 x w: 26 cm / h: 15 x w: 10.2 in
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  James Butterwick  +44 (0)20 8748 7320  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Costume design for the Dance of the Buffoons, choreographed by Leonid Massine

It is now known that Larionov gave Simon Lissim a signed copy of this original with a dedication in 1932. It can therefore be deduced that, so highly did the artist value this piece, that he used it as a type of visiting card
PROVENANCE:  The Artist, Paris
Private collection, Arizona
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  James Butterwick Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  1916 MacMillan and co, London. 'The Soul of Russia'. Page 176
1921 Galerie Boetie, Paris ‘Exposition des artistes Russes’. Organised by Mirisskustva (Incorrectly titled ‘Le Bouffon’.)
1916 MacMillan and co, London. 'The Soul of Russia'. Page 176
1921 Galerie Boetie, Paris ‘Exposition des artistes Russes’. Organised by Mirisskustva (Incorrectly titled ‘Le Bouffon’.)
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  1918, Galerie Sauvage. 370 Rue St-Honore, Paris. 16th April until 7 May. 'Exposition des Oeuvres de Gontcharova et de Larionow' # 177-194, Soleil de Nuit.
1919 Galerie Barbazanges. 109 Rue Faubourg St-Honore. Paris. 11 -28th June 'Exposition des Oeuvres de Gontcharova et de Larionow' # 237-247, Soleil de Nuit
1921 Galerie Boetie, Paris ‘Exposition des artistes Russes’. Organised by Mirisskustva (Incorrectly titled ‘Le Bouffon’.)
1921 Paris. Unknown location ‘Exposition des artistes Russes’. Organised by Mirisskustva (Incorrectly titled ‘Le Bouffon’.)
1922 Kingore Gallery, New York Gontcharova-Larionov Exhibition 97-101 Costume Designs, “Soleil de Minuit”
 
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