Léon Bakst costume designs

Scope and Content

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'.

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.

Access Information

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Images are in good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of materials.