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"
Artist: Sergey Sudeykin (Russian, Smolensk 1882–1946 Nyack)Date: first half 20th centuryMedium: traces of graphite, gouache, framing lines, heightened with white, on brown card paperAccession: 65.715.39On view in:Not on view
Artist: Sergey Sudeykin (Russian, Smolensk 1882–1946 Nyack)Date: n.d.Medium: graphite, brush and red and black ink, watercolor, traces of graphite framing lines, mounted.Accession: 69.705.14On view in:Not on view