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PROPERTY FROM THE JACQUELINE FOWLER COLLECTION

Léon Bakst
COSTUME DESIGN FOR LA NUIT ENSORCELÉE
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PROPERTY FROM THE JACQUELINE FOWLER COLLECTION

Léon Bakst
COSTUME DESIGN FOR LA NUIT ENSORCELÉE
JUMP TO LOT

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Léon Bakst
1866 - 1924
COSTUME DESIGN FOR LA NUIT ENSORCELÉE
signed in Latin and dated 23 t.r.
gouache and pencil heightened with gold on paper laid on board
49 by 33cm, 19 1/4 by 13in.
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Provenance

Henri Chauvier, Paris
Sotheby's New York, Dance, Theatre and Opera, Music Hall and Film, 21 November 1984, lot 82

Literature

L.Réau et al, The Inedited Works of Bakst, New York: Brentano's, 1927, pl.XXVI, An Old Woman (The Marvellous Night) 



Catalogue Note

Set to music by Chopin and choreography by Leo Staats, the ballet La Nuit Ensorcelée was first performed at the Paris Opéra on 12 November 1923. Set in a grand Parisian mansion, the ballet centres on the story of two young girls and their encounter with magical dolls at night. The present lot is likely a costume design for one of the girls’ three aunts that feature in the ballet.

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