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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)

Costume design for Sleeping Beauty: The Chinese Mandarin

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for Sleeping Beauty: The Chinese Mandarin
signed and dated 'Bakst/1921' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
16 x 10 in. (40.5 x 26 cm.)
Provenance
Vladimir Hessen, New York.
Acquired by the previous owner circa 1970.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 23 May 1990, lot 354.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
A. Levinson, The Designs of Léon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess, New York, 1923, illustrated pl. 15.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Davis and Long Company, New York, 1977, no. 69.
Exhibition catalogue, Leon Bakst: Sensualismens Triumf, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, 1993, listed p. 70, illustrated on the reverse, no. 72.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst and the Ballet Russes, The Fine Art Society, London, 1995.
Exhibited
New York, Davis and Long Company, Léon Bakst, 2-26 February 1977, no. 69.
San Antonio, McNay Art Institute, Bakst, 15 March-17 April 1977, no. 69. Stockholm, Dansmuseet, Leon Bakst: Sensualismens Triumf, 29 April-5 September 1993, no. 72.
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst and the Ballet Russes, 13 November-15 December 1995.
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