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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 329

Alexandra Exter set and costume designs

Set and costume designs by Russian artist Alexandra Exter for various ballet productions.


  • 1921-1928 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (21 folders)

Drawings include signed and unsigned set and costume designs in gouache and pencil for Elsa Kruger's ballet Le cirque, costume designs in gouache for First studio of Moscow Art Theatre'sThe death of Tarelkin, and signed set and costume designs in gouache possibly for a production of Othello.

Biographical / Historical

Exter was a Russian artist.

Physical Location



Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-112. Purchased with the F. E. Chase fund from LucienGoldschmidt, 1116 Madison Avenue, New York 28, New York; received: 1957 Jan. 22.
Exter, Alexandra, 1882-1949. Alexandra Exter set and costume designs: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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