BAKST, Lev Samoilovich (Grodno, 1866-Paris, 1924).
Project for the costume of a slave for the ballet "La Tragédie de Salomé" (1912).
Gouache and watercolour on paper, signed bottom right "Baskt" and dated "1912", annotated top left "Salome".
H. 49 x W. 35 cm.
- Galerie Proscenium (35 rue de Seine, Paris).
- Acquired from the gallery by Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé.
- Personal collection of Pierre Bergé.
A similar project is kept at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, entitled "Costume Design for a Slave, for Salome", dated 1912 and measuring 27.9 x 21 cm, and kept under the inventory number "2015.787.15" (Bequest of Sallie Blumenthal, 2015). It was exhibited from 6 March to 2 June 2019 at the exhibition "Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes" at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.