Leon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume Design for the Marchioness in The Sleeping Princess

Leon Bakst (1866-1924)
Costume Design for the Marchioness in The Sleeping Princess

Signed and dated
Gouache with gold and pencil on paper
29.0 x 22.8 cm


Leon Bakst, Davis & Long Company, New York, February 2 to 26, 1977, cat. no. 68

Bakst, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, March 15 to April 17, 1977, cat no. 68


Robert Bunting Collection, USA

The sleeping princess (La belle au bois dormant): ballet in five scenes after Perrault's tale (London : Alhambra Theatre, 1921), p. 4, 'Design by Leon Bakst for the costume of One of the five Duchesses'. (illustrated)

Leon Bakst, Andre Levinson, and Pablo Picasso, The Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess: A Ballet in Five Acts After Perrault, Music by Tchaikovsky
(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923), Plate II, p. 23. (illustrated)

Leon Bakst set and costume designs, book illustrations, paintings and graphic works. text and selection by Irina Pruzhan (Harmondsworth: Viking, 1987), № 79 'COUNTESS
costume design for Piotr Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty, 1921'. (illustrated)

Lev Samoilovich Bakst by I. N. Pruzhan, Leningrad : "Iskusstvo", Leningradskoe otdelenie, 1975
p. 204 (illustrated)

Leon Bakst: esquisses de decors et de costumes, arts graphiques, peintures. Leningrad : Editions d'art Aurora, 1986
illustration 79, COMTESSE, Esquisse de costume pour le ballet de Piotr Tchaikovski La belle au bois dormant. 1921

Leon Bakst: set and costume designs : book illustration : paintings and graphic works. Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1988
illustration 79, COUNTESS, Costume design for Piotr Thaikovsky's ballet The Sleepin beauty. 1921 (illustrated)

The Sleeping Princess, with choreography by Marius Petipa (reproduced by Nicholas Sergeyev), scenery and costumes by Leon Bakst, was produced for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, premiering November 2, 1921, at the Alhambra Theatre, London. It is based on the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty.