Variation of the design for scenes 1 and 3 in Daphnis et Chloé

Maker and role
Artist: Léon Bakst, Russian, 1866-1924
ca. 1912
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Object detail

Graphite on paper, mounted on board
sheet, 10 5/8 x 15 3/4in (27 x 40cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
Theatre production
Ballet with music by Maurice Ravel and libretto and choreography by Michel Fokine. Premiered by the Ballets Russes, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 1912.
Sergei Diaghilev, Boris Kniaseff, Max Reinhardt; 1969; p. 24-25; lot 21
The Art of Enchantment: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929; 1988; no. 13
Designing Dreams: A Celebration of Léon Bakst; 2016; p. 185, no. 12
Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes; Clare Fitzgerald; 2019; p. 90, 118; no. 6
Signature & date
Signed, l.r.: Bakst
Docent information sheet
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL1998.51 Bakst\Sotheby's 1969.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL1998.51 Bakst\Hymn to Apollo 2019.pdf


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