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Location: pfd, ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 978
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924.
Title: Léon Bakst theatrical designs and sketches,
Date(s): 1911-1922 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (22 drawings and 2 prints in 24 folders (1.5 linear feet.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and Russian.
Abstract: Costume and set designs for ballet and opera productions, and sketches.
Léon Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian painter and theater designer. He was most famous for his designs for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets russes.
Arranged into two series:
- I. Theatrical designs
- II. Sketches
Contains one design for Faust by Charles Gounod, three designs for Le Martyre de saint Sébastian by Claude Debussy and Gabriel d'Annunzio, one design for Salomé by Oscar Wilde, and two designs for the ballet Sleeping princess by Bronislava Nijinska after Marius Petipa, and pencil and ink sketches of landscapes, figures and groups.