Costume for the King in Les Tentations de la Bergère (The Temptations of the Shepherdess)
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Artist: Juan Gris, Spanish, 1887-1927
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Taffeta and silk, with metallic braid and lace
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Ballet by Michel de Monteclair with choreography by Bronislava Nijinska. Produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Monte Carlo, 1924.
Amidst revived interest in French court dance after World War I, the Ballets Russes produced not only The Sleeping Princess, but also Les Tentations de la Bergère in which Louis XIV himself makes an appearance.
Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs of the Ballets Russes; 1978
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