PUSHKIN, Alexander; Natalia Goncharova (illustrator).

Conte de Tsar Saltan

£4,000

Conte de Tsar Saltan
et de son fils le glorieux et puissant Prince Guidon Saltanovitch et de sa belle Princesse Cygne.
Paris, Éditions de la Sirène, 1921

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Description

Limited edition with hand-coloured illustrations.

The poem was originally written by Pushkin in 1831 and based on a traditional Russian folk tale . Illustrated by Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (1881-1962), an avant-garde artist and illustrator. Her great-aunt was Nataliya Nikolaevna Goncharova, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin. This book brings together the charm of Pushkin’s lyricism and the beauty of Goncharova’s colourful and sympathetic designs.

Description

Limited edition, one of 529 numbered copies on papier velin, from a total edition of 599, 4to (29.7 x 23 cm); lithographed borders throughout and ten full page illustrations after Natalia Goncharova hand coloured by pochoir, some minor staining, uncut and loose, as issued, in the original lithographed portfolio, later lilac cloth clam shell box with black morocco label to spine.

Bibliography

Hellyer 433; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 338

 

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