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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 180

    LÉON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)

    Price Realised  


    LÉON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
    A Russian dancer, possibly a study of Nijinsky in Le Carnival, Ballet Russes, 1910
    signed 'Bakst' (lower left)
    7½ x 4¾ in. (19 x 12 cm.)

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    From 1909 onwards, Bakst worked closely with Serge Diaghilev on set and stage designs for the Ballet Russes including Cleopatra in 1909, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scherezade in 1910 and Daphnis et Chloé in 1912. In 1914 Bakst was elected a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts.
    We are grateful to Mr. Charles Spencer for his assistance with cataloguing this lot.

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    Michael Renshaw, Esq.