Leonid and Rimma





Leonid Brailovsky

Grand Davide. Scene no.3.

Constantinople, 1921

345 x 445 mm.

Unique copy









Tempera on plywood, signed Brailovsky Léonid & Rimma 1921


Text in English on the back: Painted in Tempera by the Brailovskys, 1921, in Constantinople, where they came as White-Russian refugees after the fall of Deinikin's army. They had been scenic artists at the Royal Moscow opera, where maquettes of their sets may still be seen. They sold sketches, like this of a Russian manor in the Napoleontic period, to sell in the street Purchased from them by E.B. Watson, who employed them as scenes for the Grand Divide produced at Robert Calliga by the Hidden Players in 1921. They later went to Bucharest to do sets for the Molière festival.