Variation of the original scene design for Schéhérazade

Maker and role
Artist: Léon Bakst, Russian, 1866-1924
after 1910
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Object detail

Watercolor, metallic paint, and graphite on paper
29 1/16 x 40 3/4in (73.8 x 103.5cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
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Theatre production
Ballet with music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsokov and choreography by Michel Fokine. Premiered by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre National de l'Ópera, Paris, 1910. Principal dancers included Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide and Vaslav Nijinsky as the Favorite Slave.
Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs of the Ballets Russes; 1978; p. 28-29
The Art of Enchantment: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929; 1988; p. 85, no. 6; pl. 12
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 70
Arts + Culture Texas; Dec 6, 2017


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