LEON BAKST (1866 -1924) Costume design ‘Slave Boy’ for Ballet Cleopatre, Les Ballets Russes - Sergei Diaghilev

Lotto 52
13 00015 000
signed in pernsil (upper right) gouache, pencil heightened with silver on paper laid on board 45 x 29 cm (framed 81 x 35.5 cm) executed circa 1909 Provenance: Sotheby’s, 06.05.70 Parmenia Migel Ekstrom collection (label on the reverse) (ballet historian and author, and founder and president of the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation) Private collection Exhibited: New York, Stravinsky and Diaghilev, Cordier and Ekstrom Gal-lery (ill. No 6), 1973 London- Edinburgh, The Fine Art Society Centenary 1876-1976 (No 23) 1976 New York, Leon Bakst, Davis & Long Company, (No 9), 1977 San Antonio, Texas, Bakst, McNay Art Institute, (No 23) 1977 London, An Exhibition of Designs for the Russian Ballet, 1994 (ill. No 7) London, Diaghilev –Creator of the Ballet Russe, Barbican Art Gallery, 1996 (No 103a) Tokyo, A World of Stage, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2007 (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).