R.G Ranson costume drawing for Folies Bergeres 2/6
Costume drawing for Folie Bergeres.
Dated 1930, signed. Inscribed "Diabolique"
51cm x 34cm
René Ranson (1891-1977) was a French costume designer, considered among the great heirs to the design tradition of the Ballets Russes. He worked for the Folies Bergère from 1924 to 1932, and along with contemporaries such as Erté, supplied costumes to the Max Weldy studio in Paris, which marketed them around the world. Ranson also designed for other theaters, such as the Paris Opera, and for several movie studios, including Paramount, Fox, and Pathé. During World War II, Ranson took part in the French Resistance and designed for their publications.
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