Scene design for La Belle au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping Princess)

Maker and role
Artist: Léon Bakst, Russian, 1866-1924
ca. 1921
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Object detail

Watercolor and graphite on paper, mounted on board
11 5/8 x 17 3/4in (29.5 x 45.1cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
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Theatre production
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.
Dance - Theater - Opera - Music Hall: Costume & Decor Designs, Photographs, Posters & Books; 1981; lot 24
The Art of Enchantment: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929; 1988; no. 19
Designing Dreams: A Celebration of Léon Bakst; 2016; p. 92
Signature & date
Signed, l.r. Bakst
Docent information sheet
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL1998.71 Bakst\Sotheby's 1981.pdf


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