December 26th, 2019

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Bicci di Lorenzo (FLORENCE 1373 - 1452)
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND PETER
tempera and gold ground on panel, with a shaped top,
in a carved and gilt tabernacle frame with paired Solomonic columns
overall: 38 3/8 by 18 1/2 in.; 97.5 by 47 cm.
painted surface: 30 5/8 by 15 3/4 in.; 77.8 by 40 cm
© Sotheby's


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Alexandre Benois (Saint Petersburg 1870-1960 Paris)
Costume design for Giselle
signed with initials 'A.B.' (centre left) and inscribed 'Giselle' (upper left)
pencil and watercolour on paper; 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ in. (23.5 x 15.8 cm.)
© Christie's
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Alexandre N. Benois (1870-1960)
A carriage at the Vatican
signed with initials and dated 'AB. 1903' (lower left)
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, on paper
11 x 9 in. (28 x 23 cm.)
© Christie's
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
The artist's studio
inscribed with title and dated 'Alexandre Benois V 1900' (on the reverse)
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper; one with ink
17 x 15 ¼ in. (43 x 38.5 cm.)
© Christie's
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George Goodwin Kilburne, R.I., R.B.A. (1839-1924)
Merry Christmas
pencil and watercolour with scratching out
9¾ x 13¾ in. (24.7 x 34.9 cm.)
© Christie's
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Konstantin Somov (1869-1939)
Lady lying on a divan
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'K. Somov 1917.' (lower right).
pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache on card laid on silk
6½ x 9 in. (16.5 x 22.8 cm.)
© Christie's
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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
The Yellow Sultana
signed and dated 'Bakst/1916' (lower left)
charcoal, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on two joined sheets of paper
18 3/8 x 26¾ in. (46.5 x 68 cm.)
© Christie's