23 April 2010
PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA COLLECTOR
Léon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume design for Le Fiancé in Le Dieu Bleu
signed and dated 'Bakst/1911' (lower right), inscribed 'DIEU BLEU/LE FIANCÉ' (upper right)
pencil and watercolor, heightened with silver on card
11 x 7¾ in. (28 x 19.6 cm.)
Marina Henderson, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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London, Fine Art Society, Bakst and the Ballet Russes [sic], 13 November-15 December 1995, no. 2.
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