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Lot 205

Ernst Stern (1876-1954) Three costume designs for Tanagra Grecian Ballet, 'Die schöne Helena'...

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Lot 205

Ernst Stern (1876-1954) 
Three costume designs for Tanagra Grecian Ballet, 'Die schöne Helena'...

Price Realised: £262

Estimate: £250 - £300

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 205


Ernst Stern (1876-1954) 

Three costume designs for Tanagra Grecian Ballet, 'Die schöne Helena' based on Offenbach at the Adelphi Theatre, London, 1932 
Watercolour and pencil on paper 
Signed and titled lower right 'Stern Tanagra Grecian Ballet' 
Each 45.3cm x 29.3cm 


Charles Spencer Theatre Gallery, London, K04311, K04312 and K04310, by 1984 (according to the labels attached to the reverse of 2 frames and inscriptions); 
private collection 

The artist was the set designer for Max Reinhardt, at the Deutsches Theatre, Berlin until the 1920s. He later worked in London, designing sets for figures including Noel Coward and Richard Rogers. 



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