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    Sale 5131

    Russian Icons and Pictures Including works by Non-Conformist Artists

    29 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1120

    Lev Samoilovich Bakst (1886-1924)

    A design for the production of Phaedre at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, June 8, 1923

    Price Realised  

    Lev Samoilovich Bakst (1886-1924)
    A design for the production of Phaedre at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, June 8, 1923
    signed and dated 'L.Bakst/23' (lower left) and with inscription 'Bakst -Décor pour Phèdre' (on the reverse) and numbered 29 (on a label on the reverse)
    pencil and gouache on paper laid down on board
    19 1/8 x 26 5/8 in. (48.5 x 67.6 cm.)


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    Devised by Gabriele d'Annunzio, produced by Ida Rubinstein, with music by Ildebrando Pizzetti and décor and costumes by Bakst, this production of Phaedre opened in Paris at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, June 8, 1923.

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