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1920

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1955

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Drawing, Textile Design for Ballet "Scheherazade"

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Léon Bakst. It is dated ca. 1920 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

49.5 x 61 cm (19 1/2 in. x 24 in.)

It is signed

Signed in blue and purple inks, lower right: "Shéhérazade"/ Léon Bakst

Cite this object as

Drawing, Textile Design for Ballet "Scheherazade"; Designed by Léon Bakst (Russian, born Belarus, 1866–1924); France; brush and watercolor, graphite on white paper; 49.5 x 61 cm (19 1/2 in. x 24 in.); 1955-126-2

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