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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MILAN
Léon Bakst (1866-1924)

Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': Le Prince Charmant à la Cour

Details
Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': Le Prince Charmant à la Cour
signed and dated 'Bakst 1921' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, silver and gold, on paper
11 3/8 x 7½ in. (29 x 19 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by the mother of the present owner from Galleria del Levante, Milan, in the late 1970s.
Literature
A. Levinson, L’œuvre de Léon Bakst pour 'La belle au bois dormant', Paris, 1922, listed no. 29, illustrated pl. XXIX.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst: exposition des œuvres, Paris, 1925, listed p. 9, no. 136.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Milan, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 51, illustrated p. [24].
Exhibition catalogue, G. Veronesi, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, Spoleto ,1967, listed p. [17]. no. 51. illustrated p. [24].
Exhibition catalogue, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, The Hague, 1968, listed no. 41.
Exhibition catalogue, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, Strasbourg, 1969, listed p. 182, no. 329.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst, London, 1973, listed p. [25], no. 88, illustrated p. [24].
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst. Centenary 1876-1976, London, 1976, listed p. 41, no. 78.
I. Proujan, Léon Bakst. Esquisses de décors et de costumes, arts graphiques, peintures, Leningrad, 1986, listed p. 234, illustrated no. 80.
Exhibited
Paris, Hôtel de Jean Charpentier, Léon Bakst: exposition des œuvres, 5-15 November 1925, no. 136.
Milan, Rome and Munich, Galleria del Levante, Léon Bakst, May-November 1967, no. 51 (inscription and label on the backboard).
Spoleto, Palazzo Ancaiani, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, 3-20 July 1967, no. 51 (inscription and label on the backboard).
The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, 17 January-3 March 1968, no. 41.
Strasbourg, L’ancienne douane, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, 15 May-15 September 1969, no. 329 (inscription and label on the backboard).
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst, 3 December 1973-4 January 1974, no. 88.
Edinburgh and London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst. Centenary 1876-1976, 21 August-9 October 1976, no. 78 (label on the backboard).

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