11 Rue de Miromesnil Paris 75008 , France Call Seller 123


Superb and Rare Study of an Archer Ballet Costume by Léon Bakst, 1911

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  • Description
    Beautiful study of a ballet costume by Léon Bakst (1866-1924) for an archer, signed and dated from 1911. 

    This painting was created by Léon Bakst, painter, illustrator and costume designer for the  Russian Ballets from 1909 to 1921. He designed costumes inspirated by oriental and ancient themes, as seen in this study depicting a Persian costume for "Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien" ("The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian").
    The artwork was made with gouache and graphite on laid paper. It comes from the famous Rateau family's collection and their stamp is located on the back of the mounting along with an inventory number.

    The signature "Bakst" is on the lower part on the right.

    Size : 10.4 x 7.17 inches/26.4 x 18.2 cm 

    The painting is sold with its old and beautiful frame decorated with mirrors.

    A second costume design (Aladdin costume) by Bakst in a similar size, same frame and same provenance is also proposed ; this could constitute a beautiful pair.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: gouache and graphite
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1910
    Styles / Movements: Illustration
    Dealer Reference #: 327
    Incollect Reference #: 671146
  • Dimensions
    W. 7.17 in; H. 10.39 in;
    W. 18.2 cm; H. 26.4 cm;
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