1 December 2011
Costume Design for Theseus in "Oedipus at Colonus", signed and inscribed in Cyrillic "Oedipus in Colonus/Theseus".
Pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with silver and gold ink, on paper, 28 by 21 cm.
Sophocles’s play Oedipus at Colonus, for which Bakst created the present costume design, premiered at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St Petersburg on 8 January 1904.
Provenance: Previously with Grosvenor Gallery, London.
Private collection, UK.
Exhibited: Bakst and the Ballet Russes, The Fine Art Society, London, 13 November-15 December 1995, No. 9 (label on the reverse).
Literature: C. Spencer, Leon Bakst, London, Academy Editions, 1978, p. 227, illustrated.
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