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

Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': The Marchioness (Hunting)

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for 'La Belle au Bois Dormant': The Marchioness (Hunting)
signed and dated 'Bakst/1921' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
11½ x 9 in. (29.5 x 23 cm.)
Provenance
Dr Robert Bunting collection, New York.
Literature
Souvenir: The Sleeping Princess, Alhambra theater, London, 1921, illustrated p. [4].
A. Levinson, L’œuvre de Léon Bakst pour 'La belle au bois dormant', Paris, 1922, listed and illustrated pl. II.
A. Levinson, The designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess, London, 1923, listed and illustrated pl. 2.
I. Pruzhan, Lev Samoilovich Bakst, Leningrad, 1975, listed p. [232], illustrated p. 204.
I. Proujan, Léon Bakst. Esquisses de décors et de costumes, arts graphiques, peintures, Leningrad, 1986, listed p. 234, illustrated no. 79 as Comtesse.
I. Pruzhan, Léon Bakst: Set and Costume Designs, Book Illustrations, Paintings and Graphic Works, Harmondsworth, 1988, listed and illustrated no. 79.
Exhibited
New York, Davis & Long Company, Leon Bakst, 2-26 February 1977, no. 68 (label on the backboard).
San Antonio, Texas, McNay Art Institute, Bakst, 15 March-17 April 1977, no. 68 (label on the backboard).

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