Colour sketches of Bakst designs for ballet costumes, possibly cut out from a publication, and mounted on card. The sketches include designs for plays such as 'Scheherazade' and 'La lampe d'Aladin'.
Léon Bakst costume designs
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 3071 F/023
- Dates of CreationCirca 1910s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSketches mounted on 8 A3 cards
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Léon Bakst was a Russian painter and designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He designed exotic costumes and decor for Russian ballet and plays.
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The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Images are in good condition.
Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018
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