This watercolour is part of 5 pieces ( we sell all 5 designs only together, item no. 2329-2333 ), was executed in 1900s as original theater designs for the famous theater play with Russian subject "Michel Strogoff", took place in theater Chatelet , Paris in 1900s. This collection of designs were executed in the time and style of prominent Russian theater painters - decorators, who recieved acknowledge with work for prominent Serge Diaghilev Ballets Russes in the Opera de Paris from 1909 to1929. .The author of this 5 designs is good listed French theater decorator and book illustrator Maurice Jaubert de Becque , named also Maurice d´Attys (1878 Saumur/ (Maine-et-Loire - 1938), who worked in Paris in 1900s and recieved acknowledge at the first as book illustrator : edition Gerges Cres (30 colour wood cuts for Fables by Jean de La Fontaine, 1924); for Poetry comletes by Arthur Rimbaut (1925); Le misanthrope von Molière, 1923; edition of Simon Kra (12 etchings for Dshungel book by Rudyard Kipling, 1930) and others. Nearby he created watercolours for different French theater of the time.
Exhibitions: Paris, Salon d´Automne.
Literature: Vo1, 1953. Bénézit I, 1976; H.von Vollmer "Dictionary of the artists of 20th century", Leipzig, 1956; Osterwalder, 1890-1945, 1992. – IFF, Après1800 II, 1937.
Inscription: upper right inscribed with the name of play "Michel Strogoff" and with the name of the character: "Porte Enseigne Tartare" , signed lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper, laid down on cardboard , original gallery frame.
Measurements: image 11 5/8"x 19 " (31,3 x 48,3 cm); unframed cardbboard w 12 3/4 " x h 19 3/4 " (32,5 x 50,3 cm).
Condition: in quite good condition.