Henri Chauvier, Paris Sotheby's New York, Dance, Theatre and Opera, Music Hall and Film, 21November 1984, lot 82
L.Réau et al, The Inedited Works of Bakst, New York: Brentano's, 1927, pl.XXVI, An Old Woman (The Marvellous Night)
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.