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LÉON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
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LÉON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)

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LÉON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
A Russian dancer, possibly a study of Nijinsky in Le Carnival, Ballet Russes, 1910
signed 'Bakst' (lower left)
pencil
7½ x 4¾ in. (19 x 12 cm.)
Provenance
The Lady Juliet Duff Collection.
Michael Renshaw, Esq.
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This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage

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Lot Essay

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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