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Woman in a harlequin costume holding a mask

Artist:
Sergey Sudeykin (Russian, Smolensk 1882–1946 Nyack)
Date:
first half 20th century
Medium:
brush and black ink, gouache, watercolor
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 1/16 x 10 7/8 in. (43.3 x 27.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of William S. Wasserman, 1965
Accession Number:
65.715.7
Not on view
Design for a female harlequin costume, one of 34 costume designs for N. Evreinoff's play 'The Chief Thing', produced at the Theater Guild, New York City, 1926. The woman woaring a harlequin costume in this drawing is displayed with her weight on the right foot, her left foot held up in the air, slightly towards the left; her left arm is lifted in a motion parallel to that of the leg, and her right arm holds a mask next to her face. Her dress is made up of a bodice with a pattern of seamless lozenges, over a skirt with a geometric pattern executed with white and purple; an underskirt with black, zig-zagging lines and white and orange triangles appears under it. Her hair is up, topped by a black and red hat, from which hangs a purple veil that she extends behind her shoulders with her left hand. Her neck is adorned by a small ruff collar. Red gloves cover her hands, white stockings and high-heeled, pointed, black shoes cover her feet. A white shawl hangs from her waist.
Signature: lower right with pen and black ink: "Soudeikine"
William S. Wasserman; Donor: William S. Wasserman
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