Gouache, graphite, ink, and metallic paint on paper, mounted on board
17 11/16 x 11 13/16in (44.9 x 30cm)
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Ballet with music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsokov and choreography by Michel Fokine. Premiered by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre National de l'Opera, Paris, 1910. Principal dancers included Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide and Vaslav Nijinsky as the Favorite Slave.
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 70
An Eye for the Stage; William J. Chiego, Jody Blake (American, b.1953); 2004; p. 37
Bakst: Des Ballets Russes à la Haute Couture; 2016; p. 160
Léon Bakst (Russian, b.1866, d.1924)