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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 Page de la Fée Lilas

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': Le Page de la Fée Lilas
signed and dated 'bakst/1921' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and silver, on paper
11 5/8 x 8¾ in. (29.6 x 22.3 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. 20, illustrated pl. XX.
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Milan, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 49.
Exhibition catalogue, G. Veronesi, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, Spoleto, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 49.
Exhibition catalogue, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, The Hague, 1968, listed no. 40.
Exhibition catalogue, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, Strasbourg, 1969, listed p. 180, no. 319.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst, London, 1973, listed p. [23], no. 87.
I. Pruzhan, Lev Samoilovich Bakst, Leningrad, 1975, p. 204, listed p. 232, illustrated p. 205.
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst. Centenary 1876-1976, London, 1976, listed p. 41, no. 77.
Exhibited
Milan, Rome and Munich, Galleria del Levante, Léon Bakst, May-November 1967, no. 49 (inscription and label on the backboard).
Spoleto, Palazzo Ancaiani, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, 3-20 July 1967, no. 49 (inscription and label on the backboard).
The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, 17 January-3 March 1968, no. 40.
Strasbourg, L’ancienne douane, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, 15 May-15 September 1969, no. 319 (label on the backboard).
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst, 3 December 1973-4 January 1974, no. 87.
Sheffield, Sheffield City Art Galleries, Diaghilev Ballet Costumes, 10 June-18 August 1974, no. 42 (label on the backboard).
Edinburgh and London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst. Centenary 1876-1976, 21 August-9 October 1976, no. 77 (label on the backboard).

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