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One painting was a design for the cover of the souvenir program for the American tour of the Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio, produced by Morris Gest in 1925; the other could be a design for a mural of the Moscow Art Theatre with many recognizable faces Both signed A. Hudiakoff
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Costume designs, apparently by the same hand, for female performers in a theatrical work, possibly a ballet or opera. Their wide-bottomed shapes suggest Russian matryoshka or nesting dolls. One woman wears a pointed kokoshnik or traditional Russian headdress; her full sleeves are ornamented with scallops, and she carries a green scarf in her right hand. The other two women are more simply dressed; their long sleeves cover their hands, and they wear head scarves tied under their chins. On the verso of the drawing of the woman in the kokoshnik is a rudimentary sketch of a stage plan. The drawing of the woman in green includes pencil sketches possibly depicting details of costumes or props