Alexandre Benois

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Alexandre Benois
1870-1960
The Italian Embassy in Paris
1954
Watercolor on paper.
10 9/16 x 15 3/8 inches (268 x 390)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.21
Inscription: 
Inscribed at lower left in pencil, "Grande halle de Spectacle dans / l'Ambassade d'Italie (rapporte d'un ci devant v chateau en Sicile);" Inscribed at the right in pencil, " 1. X. 1954."
Provenance: 
Shepherd Gallery, Associates, Inc., New York; from whom acquired by Joseph F. McCrindle, New York, 16 May 1980 (McCrindle collection no. A0045).
Notes: 

This brightly rendered view features the interior of the Italian Embassy in Paris, located in the eighteenth-century Hôtel de Boisgelinon on the rue de Varenne.

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