01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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After Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Postcards of Ballet Costumes for La Fée des Poupées

$2,205$1,800
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

After Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924)

Postcards of Ballet Costumes for La Fée des Poupées . Each signed in the matrix, identified on a label affixed to the frame backing paper. St. Petersburg. Golike & Vil'borg. c.1904. Twelve color lithographs, sight sizes each 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in., in a common frame. Published for the benefit of the St. Evgenya Red Cross Society, St. Petersburg, c. 1904.

Note: Bakst's designs for the costumes for Joseph Bayer's ballet "Feia Kukol" (The Dolls' Fairy)-first performed at the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg in February 1903-established the designer's preeminence in the field. Bakst's work for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes added to his reputation and saw his fame spread overseas.


Estimate $200-400

Keywords

Leon Bakst, St. Petersburg, St. Evgenya Red Cross Society, the Hermitage, Joseph Bayer