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Mme Ida Rubinstein

Artist:
Léon Bakst (Russian, Grodno 1866–1924 Paris)
Date:
1917
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions:
50 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (128.3 x 69.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Chester Dale Collection, Bequest of Chester Dale, 1962
Accession Number:
64.97.1
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Bakst
comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezenac, Palais Rose, Le Vésinet, France (1917–at least 1919); Chester Dale, New York (by 1931–d. 1962; his bequest to the National Gallery of Art); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. (1962–64; their gift to MMA)

New York. M. Knoedler & Co. "Recent Works by Bakst," December 6–16, 1922, no. 3 (as "Mrs. Ida Rubinstein").

Arts Club of Chicago. "Paintings by Leon Bakst," March 12–April 5, 1923, no catalogue.

New York. Museum of French Art, French Institute in the United States. "Portraits of Women: Romanticism to Surrealism," January 1931, no. 24 (as "Portrait, Mme. Ida Rubinstein," lent by Chester Dale).

Jewish Museum, New York. "Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890–1990," September 21, 1995–January 28, 1996, unnumbered cat. (p. 151; as "Ida Rubinstein").

Madison, Wis. Elvehjem Museum of Art. "Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890–1990," March 16–May 19, 1996, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 9–August 7, 2017, no catalogue.

Albert Flament. "Bakst, artificier, décorateur et portraitiste." La Renaissance de l'art français et des industries de luxe 2 (March 1919), ill. p. 94, calls it the most recent portrait of Mme Rubinstein, in the collection of Comte Robert de Montesquiou.

"Leon Bakst's Works at Private View." New York Times (December 6, 1922), p. 16.

"Art in the Current Exhibitions of Paintings." New York Times (December 10, 1922), p. 106.

Simon Lissim. "Un Rénovateur de la décoration théatrale: Léon Bakst (1866–1925)." La Revue de 'art 47 (February 1925), p. 104, ill. p. 111.

John E. Bowlt in Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890–1990. Ed. Susan Tumarkin Goodman. Exh. cat., Jewish Museum. New York, 1995, pp. 41, 247, ill. p. 151, dates it 1910.

Jacques Depaulis. Ida Rubinstein: Une inconnue jadis célèbre. Paris, 1995, pp. 212–14, 548, ill. between pp. 352 and 353.

Antoine Bertrand. Les Curiosités esthétiques de Robert de Montesquiou. Geneva, 1996, vol. 2, pp. 643, 647.



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