Paul-René Larthe was a French costume and set designer for several ballets and operas performed at the Paris Opera during the 1930s. Ballet credits include sets and costumes for dances choreographed by Serge Lifar and Albert Aveline, including Lifar’s Alexandre le Grand and Icare and Aveline’s Coppélia (sets only) and Les Deux Pigeons. Opera credits include the set designs for Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Delila. Larthe is known for his neoclassical style.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning and wear. Left margin cropped affecting small section of image, other margins ample but not straight cut. One-inch vertical slit centered in right margin, not obtrusive. Pencil sketches, notations, etc., possibly in artist’s hand, verso.
“Alexandre le Grand.” Internet Dance Database. 2003-2005. http://www.idancedb.com/file.php5?id=50142 (1 October 2007).
Garafola, Lynn. “Looking back at the Ballets Russes: rediscovering Serge Lifar – Lifar’s life and art collection.” Originally in Dance Magazine, October 1997. Online at LookSmart. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n10_v71/ai_19829152/pg_1 (1 October 2007).
“Paul Larthe.” Internet Dance Database. 2003-2005. http://www.idancedb.com/file.php5?id=72232 (1 October 2007).