Bakst [dust jacket?]Additional title: BakstAdditional title: Inedited works of Bakst
NamesBakst, Léon, 1866-1924 (Artist)Jacomet, D (Printer of plates)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1927 (Inferred)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Bak L Bak 1
TopicsPierrot (Fictitious character)
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Biographical/historical: Possibly a trimmed dust jacket illustration for the publication Bakst (also known by the title Inedited works of Bakst), a portfolio of previously unpublished works by the Russian artist and stage designer Léon Bakst. It included ten printed plates and twenty photo-type plates hand-colored en pochoir by the atelier of Daniel Jacomet, accompanied by four essays. The portfolio was published in a limited edition of 600 by Brentano's, New York, in 1927.Biographical/historical: Leon Bakst is probably best remembered today as a designer of sets and costumes for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. His designs included the iconic ballets Schéhérazade (1910), Carnaval (1910), and Le spectre de la rose (1911).Biographical/historical: Pochoir prints are created by using stencils to add layers of colors over the base of a black-and-white lithographed image.
Physical DescriptionPochoir printsExtent: 1 print : pochoir, color ; 32 x 23 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of a Pierrot-like figure, in white garments and cap, his face hidden by a black half-mask, carrying a woman, probably a ballerina, in a rose-colored dress. The name Bakst is written across the lower right corner. To the right of the letter K are part of the artist's signature and the date 1922.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825562712NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759929Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8ec67200-b19d-0133-13ee-00505686a51c
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