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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': Mazurka dancer in pink

Details
Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': Mazurka dancer in pink
signed and dated 'bakst/1921' (lower left); with inscription 'Sleeping Princess"/Mazurka' (upper left)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with silver, on paper
11 x 7 7/8 in. (28 x 19.9 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by the mother of the present owner from Galleria del Levante, Milan, in the late 1970s.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Léon Bakst, Milan, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 55 (one measurement incorrect).
Exhibition catalogue, G. Veronesi, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, Spoleto, 1967, listed p. [17], no. 55 (one measurement incorrect).
Exhibition catalogue, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, The Hague, 1968, listed no. 45 (one measurement incorrect).
Exhibition catalogue, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, Strasbourg, 1969, listed pp. 186-187, no. 347 (one measurement incorrect).
Exhibition catalogue, Bakst, London, 1973, listed p. [25], no. 91 (one measurement incorrect).
Exhibited
Milan, Rome and Munich, Galleria del Levante, Léon Bakst, May-November 1967, no. 55 (inscription on the backboard).
Spoleto, Palazzo Ancaiani, Decimo festival dei due mondi. Leon Bakst, 3-20 July 1967, no. 55 (inscription on the backboard).
The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Ballet in beeld bij Bakst, 17 January-3 March 1968, no. 45.
Strasbourg, L’ancienne douane, Les Ballet Russes de Serge de Diaghilev 1909-1929, 15 May-15 September 1969, no. 347 (label on the backboard).
London, The Fine Art Society, Bakst, 3 December 1973-4 January 1974, no. 91.

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