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

Set design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': La Poussée des Lilas

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Set design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': La Poussée des Lilas
signed 'Bakst' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on board
18 ½ x 23 ¾ in. (47 x 60.5 cm.)
Executed in 1921
Provenance
The estate of the artist.
By descent to the present owners.
Literature
A. Levinson, L'Oeuvre de Léon Bakst pour la Belle au Bois Dormant, Paris, 1922, illustrated and list no. 25.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Milan, 1967, illustrated on the front cover, listed no. 48.
Exhibition catalogue, Mostra commemorative per il centenario della nascita di Léon Bakst, Spoleto, 1967, illustrated and listed no. 48.
Exhibition catalogue, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, The Hague, 1968, listed no. 38.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst, London, 1973, listed no. 79.
Exhibition catalogue, Diaghilev: Les ballets russes, Paris, 1979, listed p. 107 as 'La forêt de Lilas', no. 300.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst: des Ballets russes à la haute couture, Paris, 2017, illustrated pp. [120-121], listed p. 121.
Exhibited
Milan, Rome and Munich, Galleria del Levante, Léon Bakst, May-November 1967, no. 48.
Spoleto, Palazzo Ancaiani, Mostra commemorative per il centenario della nascita di Léon Bakst, 3-20 July 1967, no. 48.
The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, 17 January-3 March 1968, no. 38.
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst, 3 December 1973-4 January 1974, no. 79.
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Diaghilev: Les ballets russes, 1979, no. 300.
Paris, Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Bakst: des Ballets russes à la haute couture, 22 November-5 March 2017.

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