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Beautiful 1928 Parisian theatre poster sells for £1,146


Coq D’Or theatre poster

This beautiful Parisian theatre poster from 1928 has just sold for $1,760 (about £1,146) on the AbeBooks marketplace. It promotes a French opera-ballet called The Golden Cockerel (Coq d’Or in French) by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

The libretto derives from Pushkin’s poem, The Tale of the Golden Cockerel, which was based on a section of Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra. The opera was a satire of Russia’s Tsarist regime, including the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).

The poster artist was Georges de Pogedaieff (1897-1971) – an influential Russian visual artist who created art for Russian ballets including the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo.

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