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Léon BAKST

Grodno, Belarus (Russia) 1866 – France 1924

designer

  • France from 1912

LES BALLETS RUSSES DE SERGE DIAGHILEV

commenced 1909 – 1929

producer (organisation)

Costume for the Chief Eunuch c.1910
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Schéhérazade
Creation Notes: First performance 4 June 1910, at Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris.
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, trousers: silk, silk appliqué, cotton; jacket: silk, metallic braid, rayon, cotton; cummerbund: rayon, silk, cotton, metallic paint; overskirt: silk appliqué, acetate, metallic braid, paint, cotton; hat: rayon, silk, metallic braid and ornament, feathers, imitation jewels, cotton wadding, cork, cane, newspaper; keys: wood, metallic and other paint Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.270.29-38
Subject: Theatre arts, International