Costume design for Puss in Boots in La Belle au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping Princess)

Maker and role
Artist: Léon Bakst, Russian, 1866-1924
Year
1921

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Media/materials
Watercolor, metallic paint, and graphite on paper
Measurements
18 13/16 x 12 3/4in (47.8 x 32.4cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
TL1998.64
Department
Location
Theatre production information
Ballet with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, partially reorchestrated by Igor Stravinsky, and choreography by Marius Petipa and Bronislava Nijinska. Produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Alhambra Theatre, London, 1921.
Further information
The Sleeping Princess includes characters from other fairy tales by Charles Perrault including the cunning Puss in Boots, who performs a character dance at Aurora's wedding.

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