5 June 2013
Costume Design for the Queen from "Sleeping Beauty", signed, variously inscribed and titled "Prologue/La Reine".
Pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper, 33 by 25 cm.
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Russian Day Sale – Paintings, Sotheby’s, 12 June 2007, lot 105.
Private collection, UK.
Related Literature: For a similar work, see Inedited Works of Bakst, with essays by L. Réau, D. Roche, V. Svietlov and A. Tessier, New York, Brentano’s, 1927, p. 69, pl. XVI.
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