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Tracing of a Ballet Costume: Woman in Ruffles

Artist:
Léon Bakst (Russian, Grodno 1866–1924 Paris)
Date:
[1923]
Medium:
Pencil on two sheets of tracing paper glued together
Dimensions:
13 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. (33.3 x 24.5 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of Nikita D. Lobanov, 1966
Accession Number:
66.753.2
Not on view
Drawing with a tracing for a ballet costume for 'La Nuit Ensorcelée,' created by Léon Bakst in 1923. The design is consists of an off-shoulder dress with high waist, layered, wide sleeves, and calf-length skirt with overlapping scales, bordered with strips of dots. The hair is tied back, and covered with a kerchief, tied around the head and forming a small knot on the back of the neck.
Marking: MMA stamp on verso
Charles Spencer, Léon Bakst Leon Bakst. New York, 1973, cat. no. 164, 164.



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