Alexandre Benois

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Alexandre Benois
1870-1960.
Affirmation of the Grail for "Féede Sagesse" by S. Miguel Perugia
1949
Pencil, with watercolor, and gouache, on paper.
19 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (494 x 647 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:74
Inscription: 
Signed and dated at lower left, in pen and black ink "Alexandre Benois 1937"; at lower right, [illegible].
Provenance: 
Romanoff; Lydia Kaminshnikoff; from whom purchased in 1963 by Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
Notes: 

A preliminary sketch of this same design was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 18 July 1968, lot 79. The dimensions of the sheet are similar; the composition varies in details of the throne, vaults, and platform.

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