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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 Loup

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': Le Loup
signed and dated 'Bakst/1921' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with silver, on paper
19¼ x 13 in. (49 x 33 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. 22, illustrated pl. XXII.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Milan, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 50.
Exhibition catalogue, G. Veronesi, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, Spoleto, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 50.
Exhibition catalogue, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, Strasbourg, 1969, listed pp. 185-186, no. 343.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst, London, 1973, listed p. [25], no. 92, illustrated p. [24].
I. Proujan, Léon Bakst. Esquisses de décors et de costumes, arts graphiques, peintures, Leningrad, 1986, listed p. 234, illustrated no. 82.
E. Ingles, Bakst 1866-1924, New York, 2007, p. 228, illustrated p. 229.
Exhibited
Milan, Rome and Munich, Galleria del Levante, Léon Bakst, May-November 1967, no. 50.
Spoleto, Palazzo Ancaiani, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, 3-20 July 1967, no. 50.
Strasbourg, L’ancienne douane, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, 15 May-15 September 1969, no. 343.
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst, 3 December 1973-4 January 1974, no. 92.
Sheffield, Sheffield City Art Galleries, Diaghilev Ballet Costumes, 10 June-18 August 1974, no. 40 (label on the backboard).

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