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PROPERTY FROM THE JACQUELINE FOWLER COLLECTION

Léon Bakst
LE MONSTRE DE LA GUERRE
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PROPERTY FROM THE JACQUELINE FOWLER COLLECTION

Léon Bakst
LE MONSTRE DE LA GUERRE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Léon Bakst
1866 - 1924
LE MONSTRE DE LA GUERRE
signed in Latin l.l.; further titled, variously inscribed and bearing labels on the reverse
pencil on artist's board
33.5 by 49cm, 13 1/4 by 19 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, Icons, Russian Pictures and Works of Art, 16 June 1992, lot 97

Exhibited

The Hague, Kunstzall Kleykamp, Tentoonstelling van aquarellen en teekeningen van den Russischen Kunstenaar Leo Bakst, May-July 1918
New York, M. Knoedler & Co, Leon Bakst, 10-24 April 1920, no.66

Literature

W.Stevens (ed.), The Soul of Russia, London: Macmillan and Co., 1916, illustrated with added colour on the cover and titled The Arrow of the Allies
Exhibition catalogue Leon Bakst, New York, 1920, no.66 listed as Le Monstre de la Guerre

Catalogue Note

The Soul of Russia was a publication intended to bring about better understanding between Britain and Russia, and to raise money for the war effort. The present lot, with added colour, was used on the cover and was annotated thus: 'This picture represents the Dragon of Prussian militarism destroying churches, driving people from their ruined homes, but arrested in his desolating work, transfixed by the arrow of the Allies darting from the sun of righteousness'.

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