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Alexandre BENOIS

St Petersburg, Russia 1870 – Paris, France 1960


  • to Paris, France 1926


commenced 1911 – 1929

producer (organisation)



Costume for a spirit of the hours [genie des heures] c.1909
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Le Pavillon d'Armide [Armida's Pavilion]
Creation Notes: First performed 19th May,1909, Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, jacket: brushed cotton, metallic thread, paint, gelatin; tunic: cotton, silk, metallic thread and fabric, paint, gelatin, linen, trunks: cotton, elastic

Primary Insc: 'Gairel', 'Chernobaieva'
Secondary Insc: Jacket: In black ink on cotton label, inside centre back neck Pavillon d'Armide, Genie des Heures and Lijic? Tunic: In black ink on white tape Gairal. In black ink on white tape Pavillon d'Armide/Genie des heures Bloomers: In black ink on cotton label, inside back waist Pavillon d'Armide, Genie des Heures. In pencil on cotton tape inside back waist illeg inscription. At back waist, TK (?) embroidered in red cotton thread at back waist.
Tertiary Insc: Diaghilev Ballet stamp for customs purposes. Jacket: Customs stamp inside centre back. Tunic: German customs stamp
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.270.20.A-C
Subject: Theatre arts, International Ballet
Image rights: © Alexandre Benois/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy