Léon Bakst

Russian, 1866–1924

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Costume Design for a Slave
watercolour over traces of pencil
27.0 x 20.6 cm
Jul 5, 2023Bonhams
Costume Design for a Slave
watercolour over traces of pencil
27.0 x 20.6 cm
Jul 5, 2023
Bonhams
British and European Art
Lot 130
Le Schah de Perse, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, circa 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
29.2 x 18.2 cm
Apr 5, 2023Christie's
Le Schah de Perse, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, circa 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
29.2 x 18.2 cm
Apr 5, 2023
Christie's
Art Impressionniste & Moderne
Lot 123
Suite du Schah, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
33.4 x 23.1 cm
Apr 5, 2023Christie's
Suite du Schah, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
33.4 x 23.1 cm
Apr 5, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 21545 Art Impressionniste & Moderne
Lot 121
Almée, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
25.0 x 30.0 cm
Apr 5, 2023Christie's
Almée, Projet de costume pour le ballet "Schéhérazade" de Diaghilev, 1910
watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper
25.0 x 30.0 cm
Apr 5, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 21545 Art Impressionniste & Moderne
Lot 122
Costume design for Jane Marnac, 1910s
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
19 1/2 x 13 in. (49.5 x 33 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for Jane Marnac, 1910s
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
19 1/2 x 13 in. (49.5 x 33 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 645
Costume design for 'La Belle au bois dormant': Dame d’honneur avec le page portant le train
pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (29.2 x 44.5 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'La Belle au bois dormant': Dame d’honneur avec le page portant le train
pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (29.2 x 44.5 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 656
Two costume designs: Townswoman and Peasant girl in bast shoes
pencil, watercolor and gouache, one heightened with gold, on paper
19 1/4 x 13 in. (49 x 33 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Two costume designs: Townswoman and Peasant girl in bast shoes
pencil, watercolor and gouache, one heightened with gold, on paper
19 1/4 x 13 in. (49 x 33 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 653
Costume design for 'Sadko': Man with embroidered shirt and red boots, circa 1917
pencil and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
19 x 12 7/8 in. (48.3 x 32.8 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'Sadko': Man with embroidered shirt and red boots, circa 1917
pencil and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
19 x 12 7/8 in. (48.3 x 32.8 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 639
Fantaisie sur un costume moderne, Dioné, 1922
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
17 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (44 x 26.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Fantaisie sur un costume moderne, Dioné, 1922
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with silver, on paper
17 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (44 x 26.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 643
Costume design for 'Aladin ou la Lampe Merveilleuse': Le Marchand de tapis, 1919
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.2 x 26.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'Aladin ou la Lampe Merveilleuse': Le Marchand de tapis, 1919
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.2 x 26.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 654
Costume design for a Young Peasant Girl
pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper
26 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (67 x 48.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for a Young Peasant Girl
pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper
26 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (67 x 48.7 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 655
Costume design for 'Le Dieu Bleu': Bayadère
pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
12 1/8 x 9 in. (28.3 x 22.8 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'Le Dieu Bleu': Bayadère
pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
12 1/8 x 9 in. (28.3 x 22.8 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 651
Costume design for Tamara Karsavina as 'L'Oiseau de Feu'
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
13 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (35 x 22 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for Tamara Karsavina as 'L'Oiseau de Feu'
pencil, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper
13 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (35 x 22 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 644
Costume design for 'Sadko': Indian guest
pencil and watercolor, heightened with gold, on paper
19 x 12 3/4 in. (48.2 x 32.4 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'Sadko': Indian guest
pencil and watercolor, heightened with gold, on paper
19 x 12 3/4 in. (48.2 x 32.4 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 640
Costume design for 'Scheherazade': Almée
pencil and watercolor, heightened with gold, on paper
14 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (37.5 x 21.3 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022Christie's
Costume design for 'Scheherazade': Almée
pencil and watercolor, heightened with gold, on paper
14 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (37.5 x 21.3 cm.)
Oct 23, 2022
Christie's
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
Lot 642
Dessin pour "Le Prince Anglais", 1921
Gouache, pencil and metallic paint on paper
29.8 x 23.1 cm
Mar 10, 2022Swann
Dessin pour "Le Prince Anglais", 1921
Gouache, pencil and metallic paint on paper
29.8 x 23.1 cm
Mar 10, 2022
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art
Lot 305
L'oeuvre de Léon Bakst pour la Belle au Bois Dormant, 1922
folio. 56 color plates, portrait of bakst by picasso, captioned tissue guards. later quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, custom cloth-covered clamshell box. limited edition, number 492 of an edition of 500
Dec 1, 2021Bonhams
L'oeuvre de Léon Bakst pour la Belle au Bois Dormant, 1922
folio. 56 color plates, portrait of bakst by picasso, captioned tissue guards. later quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, custom cloth-covered clamshell box. limited edition, number 492 of an edition of 500
Dec 1, 2021
Bonhams • London, New Bond Street
The Russian Sale
Lot 54
Study for 'The Fairy Carnation' from The Sleeping Princess, 1921
pencil, gouache and gold and silver paint on paper laid on board
33 x 24.5 cm
Dec 1, 2021Bonhams
Study for 'The Fairy Carnation' from The Sleeping Princess, 1921
pencil, gouache and gold and silver paint on paper laid on board
33 x 24.5 cm
Dec 1, 2021
Bonhams
The Russian Sale
Lot 44
Military Costume for a Lady, 1918
gouache heightened with gold over pencil on paper
27.5 x 13.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021Sotheby's
Military Costume for a Lady, 1918
gouache heightened with gold over pencil on paper
27.5 x 13.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 117
An Elegant Lady in the Ballet Les Papillons, 1912
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 18.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021Sotheby's
An Elegant Lady in the Ballet Les Papillons, 1912
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 18.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 118
Costume Design for The Sleeping Princess, 1921
pencil and watercolour with gold and silver paint on paper
29.5 x 22.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021Sotheby's
Costume Design for The Sleeping Princess, 1921
pencil and watercolour with gold and silver paint on paper
29.5 x 22.5 cm
Nov 30, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 119
Vasilisa the Beautiful and the Monster, 1922
pencil and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper laid on board
67.8 x 49 cm
Jun 7, 2021Christie's
Vasilisa the Beautiful and the Monster, 1922
pencil and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper laid on board
67.8 x 49 cm
Jun 7, 2021
Christie's
Russian Art
Lot 10
Portrait of a Lady, 1893
watercolour heightened with white over pencil on artist's board
55.5 x 45.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021Sotheby's
Portrait of a Lady, 1893
watercolour heightened with white over pencil on artist's board
55.5 x 45.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 35
Costume Design for Ethel Levey in Hullo, Tango!, 1914
gouache and gold paint over pencil on paper
28 x 23.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021Sotheby's
Costume Design for Ethel Levey in Hullo, Tango!, 1914
gouache and gold paint over pencil on paper
28 x 23.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 133
Costume Design for Phaedre, 1923
gouache and silver paint over pencil on artist's board
29 x 22.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021Sotheby's
Costume Design for Phaedre, 1923
gouache and silver paint over pencil on artist's board
29 x 22.5 cm
Jun 1, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 134
Costume Design for the Lilac Fairy in La Belle au Bois Dormant, 1920
pencil and watercolour heightened with gold on paper
29 x 17 cm
Jun 1, 2021Sotheby's
Costume Design for the Lilac Fairy in La Belle au Bois Dormant, 1920
pencil and watercolour heightened with gold on paper
29 x 17 cm
Jun 1, 2021
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 135
Alexandre & Cocteau, 1913, 1915
folio (400 x 267mm). title and text printed in red and black. mounted photographic portrait frontispiece; 77 mounted plates, 50 of which printed in color and 4 of which folding; head- and tail-pieces after bakst. original half vellum gilt, with reproduction of bakst’s signature on front board. provenance: friendly note from bakst to “monsier montages” and dated 30 july 1915 tipped onto flyleaf – small card in an envelope from sessler’s bookshop
40 x 26.7 cm
Jan 29, 2021Christie's
Alexandre & Cocteau, 1913, 1915
folio (400 x 267mm). title and text printed in red and black. mounted photographic portrait frontispiece; 77 mounted plates, 50 of which printed in color and 4 of which folding; head- and tail-pieces after bakst. original half vellum gilt, with reproduction of bakst’s signature on front board. provenance: friendly note from bakst to “monsier montages” and dated 30 july 1915 tipped onto flyleaf – small card in an envelope from sessler’s bookshop
40 x 26.7 cm
Jan 29, 2021
Christie's
Selections from the Library of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue
Lot 9
INEDITED WORKS OF BAKST. 1927, 1927
folio (330 x 250mm); with 30 full-page illustrations, of which 20 coloured by hand or pochoir and many highlighted in silver, 13 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissue guards, and illustrations and decorations in text (some faint marginal spotting). original pictorial boards, dust jacket with one of the coloured illustrations repeated on upper cover (dustjacket with upper wrapper detached, one or two chips).
33 x 25 cm
Dec 9, 2020Christie's
INEDITED WORKS OF BAKST. 1927, 1927
folio (330 x 250mm); with 30 full-page illustrations, of which 20 coloured by hand or pochoir and many highlighted in silver, 13 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissue guards, and illustrations and decorations in text (some faint marginal spotting). original pictorial boards, dust jacket with one of the coloured illustrations repeated on upper cover (dustjacket with upper wrapper detached, one or two chips).
33 x 25 cm
Dec 9, 2020
Christie's
Valuable Books and Manuscripts
Lot 228
Costume Design for John the Baptist in Salomé
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 17.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Costume Design for John the Baptist in Salomé
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 17.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 87
Costume Design for Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Spectre de la Rose
watercolour heightened with silver over counterproof
68.5 x 51 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Costume Design for Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Spectre de la Rose
watercolour heightened with silver over counterproof
68.5 x 51 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 88
An Elegant Lady in the Ballet Les Papillons, 1912
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 18.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
An Elegant Lady in the Ballet Les Papillons, 1912
watercolour over pencil on artist's board
27 x 18.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 148
Faun
pencil on paper
20 x 12 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Faun
pencil on paper
20 x 12 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 149
Military Costume for a Lady, 1918
gouache heightened with gold over pencil on paper
27.5 x 13.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Military Costume for a Lady, 1918
gouache heightened with gold over pencil on paper
27.5 x 13.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 150
Costume Design for the Russian Doll in La Boutique fantasque, 1866
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
48.5 x 32.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Costume Design for the Russian Doll in La Boutique fantasque, 1866
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
48.5 x 32.5 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 70
Costume Design for the Lilac Fairy in La Belle au Bois Dormant, 1920
pencil and watercolour heightened with gold on paper
29 x 17 cm
Dec 1, 2020Sotheby's
Costume Design for the Lilac Fairy in La Belle au Bois Dormant, 1920
pencil and watercolour heightened with gold on paper
29 x 17 cm
Dec 1, 2020
Sotheby's
Russian Pictures
Lot 71
Costume design for 'Sadko': Maiden, 1917
pencil and watercolour on paper laid on paper
68.4 x 48.5 cm
Jul 21, 2020Christie's
Costume design for 'Sadko': Maiden, 1917
pencil and watercolour on paper laid on paper
68.4 x 48.5 cm
Jul 21, 2020
Christie's
Russian Art
Lot 13
HELEN OF SPARTA, 1922
gouache over pencil heightened with silver on artist's board
67.5 x 49 cm
Nov 26, 2019Sotheby's
HELEN OF SPARTA, 1922
gouache over pencil heightened with silver on artist's board
67.5 x 49 cm
Nov 26, 2019
Sotheby's • London
Russian Pictures
Lot 85
Costume design for 'La Belle au bois dormant': Le Prince Charmant
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold and silver, on paper
12 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (31.3 x 19.5 cm.)
Nov 25, 2019Christie's
Costume design for 'La Belle au bois dormant': Le Prince Charmant
pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold and silver, on paper
12 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (31.3 x 19.5 cm.)
Nov 25, 2019
Christie's
Important Russian Art
Lot 85
A decorative design
gouache
52 x 65 cm
Oct 1, 2019Bonhams
A decorative design
gouache
52 x 65 cm
Oct 1, 2019
Bonhams
The Christopher Hodsoll Collection
Lot 142
A decorative design
gouache
48.5 x 66 cm
Oct 1, 2019Bonhams
A decorative design
gouache
48.5 x 66 cm
Oct 1, 2019
Bonhams
The Christopher Hodsoll Collection
Lot 141
The Designs of Léon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess, 1923
work on paper
39.5 x 30 cm
Jun 5, 2019Bonhams
The Designs of Léon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess, 1923
work on paper
39.5 x 30 cm
Jun 5, 2019
Bonhams • London, New Bond Street
The Russian Sale
Lot 35
Costume design from a production of Scheherezade
pencil, watercolour, gouache with silver pigment on paper laid on board
33.2 x 15.5 cm
Jun 5, 2019Bonhams
Costume design from a production of Scheherezade
pencil, watercolour, gouache with silver pigment on paper laid on board
33.2 x 15.5 cm
Jun 5, 2019
Bonhams • London, New Bond Street
The Russian Sale
Lot 43
The Decorative Art of Léon Bakst, 1913
work on paper
40 x 27 cm
Jun 5, 2019Bonhams
The Decorative Art of Léon Bakst, 1913
work on paper
40 x 27 cm
Jun 5, 2019
Bonhams • London, New Bond Street
The Russian Sale
Lot 36
Costume design for 'Russian fair': Peasant woman, 1922
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
48.5 x 32.8 cm
Jun 3, 2019Christie's
Costume design for 'Russian fair': Peasant woman, 1922
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
48.5 x 32.8 cm
Jun 3, 2019
Christie's • London
Russian Art
Lot 127
Costume Project for the Sleeping Beauty, Act III, 1921
Watercolor, pencil and highlights of white gouache, gold and silver on paper
29.3 x 22.5 cm
Mar 20, 2019Artcurial
Costume Project for the Sleeping Beauty, Act III, 1921
Watercolor, pencil and highlights of white gouache, gold and silver on paper
29.3 x 22.5 cm
Mar 20, 2019
Artcurial • Paris
20th Century Art 1900-1950
Lot 50
LÉON BAKST | COSTUME DESIGNS FOR "THE MAYOR & LEPORELLO FROM DON JUAN REJECTED": A PAIR, 1907
(i) gouache, watercolor and pen and ink on paper
9¼ by 6⅛ in. (24 by 15 cm) 9½ by 5⅛ in. (24 by 13 cm) 18¼ by 14½ in. (46.5 by 37 cm) 18¼ by 13½ in. (46.5 by 34.5 cm)
Dec 14, 2018Sotheby's
LÉON BAKST | COSTUME DESIGNS FOR "THE MAYOR & LEPORELLO FROM DON JUAN REJECTED": A PAIR, 1907
(i) gouache, watercolor and pen and ink on paper
9¼ by 6⅛ in. (24 by 15 cm) 9½ by 5⅛ in. (24 by 13 cm) 18¼ by 14½ in. (46.5 by 37 cm) 18¼ by 13½ in. (46.5 by 34.5 cm)
Dec 14, 2018
Sotheby's • New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Online
Lot 124
COSTUME DESIGNS FOR "THE MAYOR & LEPORELLO FROM DON JUAN REJECTED", 1907
works on paper
24 x 15 cm
Nov 30, 2018Sotheby's
COSTUME DESIGNS FOR "THE MAYOR & LEPORELLO FROM DON JUAN REJECTED", 1907
works on paper
24 x 15 cm
Nov 30, 2018
Sotheby's • Online
Impressionist & Modern Art Online
Lot 124
Costume design from a production of Scheherezade
pencil, watercolour, gouache with silver pigment on paper laid on board
33.2 x 15.5 cm
Nov 28, 2018Bonhams
Costume design from a production of Scheherezade
pencil, watercolour, gouache with silver pigment on paper laid on board
33.2 x 15.5 cm
Nov 28, 2018
Bonhams • London
The Russian Sale
Lot 34
COSTUME DESIGN FOR THREE WOMEN DANCING A POLONAISE IN BORIS GODUNOV
watercolour and gouache heightened with gold and silver on paper laid on card
26 by 39cm
Nov 27, 2018Sotheby's
COSTUME DESIGN FOR THREE WOMEN DANCING A POLONAISE IN BORIS GODUNOV
watercolour and gouache heightened with gold and silver on paper laid on card
26 by 39cm
Nov 27, 2018
Sotheby's
Lot 75
COSTUME DESIGN FOR A SPEAR CARRIER IN CLÉOPÂTRE
gouache over pencil heightened with gold on paper
27 by 14cm
Nov 27, 2018Sotheby's
COSTUME DESIGN FOR A SPEAR CARRIER IN CLÉOPÂTRE
gouache over pencil heightened with gold on paper
27 by 14cm
Nov 27, 2018
Sotheby's
Lot 74