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Léon BAKST

Grodno, Belarus (Russia) 1866 – France 1924

designer

  • France from 1912

BALLETS RUSSES DE SERGE DIAGHILEV

commenced 1911 – 1929

producer (organisation)

Costume for a Greek c.1909
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Cléopâtre [Cleopatra]
Creation Notes: First performed 2 June 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, tunic: silk, silk appliqué, rayon, lamé, metallic braid, metal stays; tights: silk jersey, paint

Dimensions: both pieces together 150.0 h x 75.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.270.11.A-B
Subject: Theatre arts, International Ballet