Alexandre BENOISBALLETS RUSSES DE SERGE DIAGHILEV, Mourning costume for Albrecht Enlarge 1 /1

Alexandre BENOIS

St Petersburg, Russia 1870 – Paris, France 1960


  • to Paris, France 1926


commenced 1911 – 1929

producer (organisation)

Mourning costume for Albrecht c.1910
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Giselle
Creation Notes: First performed 17 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, tights: silk; trunks: silk pile velvet, plastic buttons; doublet: silk pile velvet, cotton lace and lining, metal fasteners; cape: silk satin, wool lining, cotton ground, silk pile ribbon

Primary Insc: tights: Woven into top right C.T.L.
Secondary Insc: jacket: In lining, top front right GISELLE/BOLM
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.270.66.A-D
Subject: Theatre arts, International Ballet
Image rights: © Alexandre Benois/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy