Robe for the Emperor in Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale)

Maker and role
Artist: Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954
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Object detail

Silk, with metallic embroidery and metal studs
neckline to hem, 64in (162.6cm)
sleeve to sleeve, across shoulders, 70in (177.8cm)
at hem, 51in (129.5cm)
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Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Léonide Massine. Produced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris, 1920.
Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs of the Ballets Russes; 1978
An Eye for the Stage; William J. Chiego, Jody Blake (American, b.1953); 2004; p. 47
La danza delle Avanguardie: Dipinti, scene e costumi, da Degas a Picasso, da Matisse a Keith Haring; Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Gabriella Belli, Elisa Vaccarino; 2005; p. 458


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