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Painter, b. 1866 - d. 1924

Léon Bakst (Russian: Leon (Lev) Nikolaevich Bakst) – born as Leyb-Khaim Izrailevich (later Samoylovich) Rosenberg, (27 January (8 February) 1866[1][2] – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer of Belarusian origin. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes.[3] He designed the décor for such productions as "Carnaval" (1910), "Spectre de la rose" (1911), "Daphnis and Chloe" (1912), "The Sleeping Princess" (1921) and others.

Leyb-Khaim Izrailevich (later Samoylovich) Rosenberg was born in Grodno, into a middle-class Jewish family. As his grandfather was an exceptional tailor, the Tsar gave him a very good position, and he had a huge and wonderful house in Saint Petersburg.[5] Later, when Leyb's parents moved to the capital, the boy Leyb would visit his grandfather's house every Saturday. He said that he had been very impressed as a youth by that house, always returning with pleasure. At the young age of twelve, Lejb won a drawing contest and decided to become a painter. However, the parents disapproved of it and even threw away his paints.[6]

In several years the parents divorced and started new families, it became impossible to live with a step-mother, so the four siblings separated and rented their own place. As the eldest, Lejb was in charge of two sisters and brother, he 'took all kinds of painting work'. After graduating from gymnasium, he studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts as a noncredit student, because he had failed the entry. He also worked part-time as a book illustrator, gaining admission into the Imperial Academy in 1883. At the time of his first exhibition (1889) he took the surname of Bakst, though the origin of the pseudonym is still unclear. There are at least three versions, according to the main one, his mother's grandmother had maiden name Bakster.[7] Alexander Benoius, a life-long friend of Leon, recalled that 'Leo gave a prolonged and confusing explanation that the surname was taken after some of distant relatives'. At the beginning of the 1890s, Bakst exhibited his works with the Society of Watercolourists.[6]

At the beginning of the 1890s, Bakst exhibited his works with the Society of Watercolourists.[6] From 1893 to 1897 he lived in Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian.[8] He still often visited Saint Petersburg. After the mid-1890s, Bakst became a member of the circle of writers and artists formed by Sergei Diaghilev and Alexandre Benois,[9] who in 1899 founded the influential periodical Mir iskusstva, meaning "World of Art". His graphics for this publication brought him fame.

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              • Leon Bakst, 1866-1924 (Lithuania / Russia / France)
                Feb. 27, 2024

                Leon Bakst, 1866-1924 (Lithuania / Russia / France)

                Est: £600 - £1,200

                Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (1866-1924). Lot of two sketches of costumes designs for Russian Seasons, 1920s. Pochoir and silver-paint on paper, size 32 x 25 cm (12 2/3 x 10 inches). Frame dimensions 56,5 x 46 cm (22 1/4 x 18 inches).

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              • Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A costume design by Leon Bakst for the character of "Darcon" for the ballet Daphnis and Chloe, Paris, c.1912, signed in the plate, Hand-colored Pochoir with gouache highlights, Circa 19...
                Jan. 20, 2024

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A costume design by Leon Bakst for the character of "Darcon" for the ballet Daphnis and Chloe, Paris, c.1912, signed in the plate, Hand-colored Pochoir with gouache highlights, Circa 19...

                Est: $600 - $800

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A costume design by Leon Bakst for the character of "Darcon" for the ballet Daphnis and Chloe, Paris, c.1912, signed in the plate, Hand-colored Pochoir with gouache highlights, Circa 1920's, from a limited edition of 300, Framed-17 1/4" x 14". Together with an unsigned color pochoir of costume design for Ivan The Terrible,1911, Framed-17 1/4" x 14", together with another costume design by Leon Bakst, unsigned. (2 pcs.)

                Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
              • Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A Costume Design for the character of Soothsayer in the play, "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian" by Gabrielle d'Annunzio with music by Claude Debussy, signed by Bakst in the plate. Hand...
                Jan. 20, 2024

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A Costume Design for the character of Soothsayer in the play, "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian" by Gabrielle d'Annunzio with music by Claude Debussy, signed by Bakst in the plate. Hand...

                Est: $600 - $800

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) A Costume Design for the character of Soothsayer in the play, "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian" by Gabrielle d'Annunzio with music by Claude Debussy, signed by Bakst in the plate. Hand-colored Pochoir with gouache highlights, Circa 1920's, from a limited edition of 300, Framed-17 1/4" x 14".

                Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst. Essai critique par Arsène Alexandre.
                Jan. 14, 2024

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst. Essai critique par Arsène Alexandre.

                Est: €1,500 - €2,000

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst. Essai critique par Arsène Alexandre. Notes sur les ballets de Jean Cocteau, Paris, Maurice de Brunoff éditeur d'art, 1913. In-folio non rogné, 49 pp. de texte imprimé en rouge et noir, demi-vélin ivoire réhaussée d'or, plats marbrés, dos lisse partiellement doré, pièce de titre en maroquin vert à lettres dorées, tranche supérieure dorée massicotée, agrémenté en frontispice d'une planche colorée d'après un original de Bakst et d'un portrait photographique avec signature en fac-similé de ce dernier, ainsi que de 77 planches colorés et en N&B d'après des originaux de Bakst en fin de volume. Bon état. ЛЕОН БАКСТ (1866-1924) Декоративное искусство Леона Бакста. Критическое эссе Арсен Александр. Заметки о балетах Жана Кокто, Париж, Художественное издательство Мориса де Брюнофа, 1913 год. необрезанный, 49 стр. текст напечатан красным и черным цветом на пергаменте цвета слоновой кости, украшенный золотом, крышки мрамором, обратная сторона гладкая, частично позолоченная, название зеленым сафьяном с золотыми буквами, верхний край окантован золотом, украшен на фронтисписе картинкой по оригиналу Бакста и фотографическим портретом с подписью, а также 77 цветных и черно-белых иллюстраций с оригиналов Бакста в конце книги. Хорошее состояние.

                Osenat
              • Leon BAKST: Bearded Man Study - Watercolor
                Jan. 13, 2024

                Leon BAKST: Bearded Man Study - Watercolor

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) watercolor on paper study of a bearded man with pipe, signed lower right, framed under glass. [Art: 14" H x 9 1/2" W; Frame: 23" H x 18 1/2" W]. Old paper visible on back.

                Roland Auctions NY
              • RUSSIAN BALLET WATERCOLOR PAINTING BY LEON BAKST
                Jan. 06, 2024

                RUSSIAN BALLET WATERCOLOR PAINTING BY LEON BAKST

                Est: $100 - $150

                Watercolor and pencil on paper painting by Leon Bakst, 1866 to 1924, a Russian artist and costume designer of the Mir Iskusstva movement. The artwork is a design for the Ballets Russes brochure. It depicts the ballet dancers Michel Fokine and Vera Fokina in the Scheherazade pas de deux. Titled Les Ballets Russes, Programme Officiel edite par Comoedia Illustre in the upper part. The artists are named in the bottom middle. The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company created by Sergei Diaghilev in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America. Diaghilev commissioned works from composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev, Erik Satie, and Maurice Ravel, artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Alexandre Benois, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse. Leon Bakst worked on 16 productions, including Afternoon of a Faun, The Firebird, and Scheherazade. Collectible Graphic Art, Affiches And Ads, Russian Ballet.

                Antique Arena Inc
              • BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de
                Dec. 13, 2023

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de

                Est: €500 - €700

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de "Danseuse syrienne" aquarelle et mine de plomb sur papier vergé. Signé en bas au centre Bakst. Ecole biélorusse. Dim. : +/- 32x24cm.

                Vanderkindere
              • BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de
                Dec. 13, 2023

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de

                Est: €500 - €700

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de "Costume de théâtre vert et or" aquarelle et mine de plomb sur papier vergé. Signé vers le bas à droite Bakst. Ecole biélorusse. Dim.: +/- 31x24 cm.

                Vanderkindere
              • BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de
                Dec. 13, 2023

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de

                Est: €500 - €700

                BAKST Léon (1866 - 1924) Atelier de "Costume de théâtre" aquarelle et mine de plomb sur papier vergé. Signée vers le bas à gauche Bakst. Ecole biélorusse. Dim.: +/- 31x24cm.

                Vanderkindere
              • LEON BAKST (1886-1924) Ballet dancers
                Dec. 11, 2023

                LEON BAKST (1886-1924) Ballet dancers

                Est: €6,000 - €8,000

                signed and dated ‘Bakst 22’ (lower right) colour pencil on paper 24 x 21cm executed in 1922 Condition : some residues of skotchsigné et daté ‘Bakst 22’ (en bas à droite) crayon de couleur sur papier 24 x 21 cm exécuté en 1922 Condition : quelques résidus de skotch

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • LEON BAKST (1886-1924) Costume design for Ida Rubinstein in ‘Phaedra’
                Dec. 11, 2023

                LEON BAKST (1886-1924) Costume design for Ida Rubinstein in ‘Phaedra’

                Est: €20,000 - €25,000

                signed and dated ‘Bakst 22’ (lower right) gouache, pencil and gold paint on paper 47 x 29 cm Provenance: Art Nouveau et Art Déco Auction, Beaussant-Lefèvre, Paris, 01/06/2005, L.59 Bibliography: E. Bespalova, Bakst in Paris, Moscow, 2016 In 1909, the Italian writer and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio presented his adaptation of the legendary Greek tragedy ‘Phaedra’. The costumes for the ballet were designed by Lev Bakst and presented to the public on June 8, 1923 at the Paris Opera. Ida Rubinstein, with whom Bakst has repeatedly worked, was the leading actress. This image depicts one of the first costume sketches for the leading role, made in 1922.signé et daté ‘Bakst 22’ (en bas à droite) gouache, crayon et peinture dorée sur papier 47 x 29 cm Provenance : Vente aux enchères Art Nouveau et Art Déco, Beaussant-Lefèvre, Paris, 01/06/2005, L.59 Bibliographie : E. Bespalova, Bakst à Paris, Moscou, 2016 En 1909, l'écrivain et dramaturge italien Gabriele D'Annunzio présente son adaptation de la légendaire tragédie grecque ‘Phèdre’. Les costumes du ballet ont été conçus par Lev Bakst et présentés au public le 8 juin 1923 à l'Opéra de Paris. Ida Rubinstein, avec qui Bakst a travaillé à plusieurs reprises, était l'actrice principale. Cette image représente l'une des premières esquisses de costume pour le rôle principal, réalisée en 1922.

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • [BAKST, Leon]. (1866-1924)]. SVETLOV Valerian, et al. Inedited works of Bakst. New York: Brentano’s. 1927.
                Dec. 05, 2023

                [BAKST, Leon]. (1866-1924)]. SVETLOV Valerian, et al. Inedited works of Bakst. New York: Brentano’s. 1927.

                Est: €2,500 - €3,000

                Limited edition. 600 copies. First edition, number 213 of 600 copies of the beautifully produced series of plates perpetuating the best costume designs of Leon Bakst, the first artistic director of the Ballets Russes. The plates record, among other creations, those for The Sleeping Princess, Daphnis and Chloe, The Marvelous Night, Fantastic Shop, Boris Godunov, etc. Illustrated with 30 full-page plates, 20 of which are hand-colored costume designs; plus illustrations in the text, some in color, captioned tissue guards. Original pictorial boards, original hand-colored pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket in а poor to good сondition. Binding, plates and text in fine condition. Complete copies with a dust jacket in any condition are rare. Usually plates from this book framed and sell separately.

                Kabinett Auktionshaus & Antiquitäten GmbH
              • Léon Bakst,  Mephisto: Study for the Decor Rocks; 
                Nov. 29, 2023

                Léon Bakst,  Mephisto: Study for the Decor Rocks; 

                Est: £800 - £1,200

                Léon Bakst,  Russian 1866-1924 -  Mephisto: Study for the Decor - Rocks;  watercolour and charcoal on paper, signed lower right 'Bakst', 31 x 23 cm  Note:  inscribed 'No 85 Serie A Mephisto' to a label on the reverse  Provenance:  Sotheby's, London, Ballet and Theatre Material, 22ns October 1988, lot 762;  private collection  Note:  the ballet 'Mephisto' was planned by Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, with choreography by Nijinsky, music by Fanz Liszt, costumes and decor by Robert Edmond Jones, with contributing ideas by Bakst. However, the ballet was never realised. 

                Roseberys
              • LEON BAKST FRAMED PRINTS
                Nov. 28, 2023

                LEON BAKST FRAMED PRINTS

                Est: $25 - $50

                LEON BAKST FRAMED PRINTS Comprising three attractively framed prints after Leon Bakst (1866-1924) in matching glazed gilt frames with French mats and the prints with gilt highlights. Two frames measuring 17.5 x 13.5 inches (44 x 34 cm) and the largest work, Le Roi, in frame 19.5 x 15.25 inches (49.5 x 39 cm). SHIPPING NOTICE: Jackson's is your sole and only source for one stop packing and shipping. With over 50 years of experience, our professional, affordable and efficient in-house shipping department will be happy to provide you a fair and reasonable shipping quote on this lot. Simply email us before the auction for a quick quote: [email protected] or call 1-800-665-6743. Jackson's can expertly pack and ship to meet any of your needs. To ensure quality control Jackson's DOES NOT release to third party shippers.

                Jackson's International
              • LEON BAKST (1866 - 1924), COSTUME DESIGN FOR SCHEHERAZADE (1910)
                Nov. 26, 2023

                LEON BAKST (1866 - 1924), COSTUME DESIGN FOR SCHEHERAZADE (1910)

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper 1911 Signed and dated 1911 (lower right). 65 x 44 cm Condition: For a detailed condition report, please contact us at [email protected]

                Hammersite
              • LEON BAKST (1866 - 1924), COSTUME DESIGN FOR SCHEHERAZADE (1910)
                Nov. 26, 2023

                LEON BAKST (1866 - 1924), COSTUME DESIGN FOR SCHEHERAZADE (1910)

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper 1912 Signed and dated 1912 (lower right). 65 x 44 cm Condition: For a detailed condition report, please contact us at [email protected]

                Hammersite
              • Leon BAKST: Suite of Dancer Scenes
                Nov. 04, 2023

                Leon BAKST: Suite of Dancer Scenes

                Est: $50 - $500

                Suite of 30 Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) scenes of dancers. Approximately 30 pieces. As is, as shown. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC.

                Roland Auctions NY
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Projet de costume, 1911
                Nov. 03, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Projet de costume, 1911

                Est: €900 - €1,000

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Projet de costume, 1911 Aquarelle et crayon sur papier Signé et daté en bas à gauche 26 x 19,5 cm Watercolor and pencil on paper Signed and dated lower left 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. Provenance Collection particulière

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              • LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN 1866-1924)
                Oct. 21, 2023

                LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN 1866-1924)

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN 1866-1924) Cypress Trees circa 1907 charcoal on paper 51 x 62 cm (20 1/8 x 24 3/8 in.), framed dimensions: 82 x 71 cm (32 3/8 x 28 in.) signed lower right PROVENANCE Sotheby’s, London, December 14, 1995, lot 285 Sotheby’s, London, May 10, 2000, lot 48 LOT NOTES "Probably executed in Greece, where Bakst toured with his friend Valentin Serov in 1907" Sotheby's Catalog, (London, May 10, 2000), p. 31 CONDITION Observed in frame under glass, the work is in good condition, visible waviness to the paper, no other visible issues to report. N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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              • Attributed Leon N. Bakst Gouache on Board Portrait
                Oct. 14, 2023

                Attributed Leon N. Bakst Gouache on Board Portrait

                Est: $500 - $5,000

                Attributed Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst gouache on board depicting a robed person on a green background or a costume design for a stage play. Signed and dated '1923' lower left. Provenance: From the private collection of William Baum of New Canaan, Ct. Purchased from a private gallery in Los Angeles, California.

                Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
              • Leon BAKST (1866-1924) Belorussian - French
                Oct. 06, 2023

                Leon BAKST (1866-1924) Belorussian - French

                Est: $1,000 - $1,500

                Lev Nikolajewitsch BAKST - Lev Samoilovich BAKST ; medium serigraph (pochoir) / framed with glass ; dimensions 25,5 x 22 cm (10 x 8 2/3 in.) ; Shipping to USA - DHL $210 , National post with tracking service $105 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $130 , National post with tracking service $55

                Art-Torg
              • Art Nouveau French Theater Poster, Leon Bakst, Paris 1924
                Oct. 02, 2023

                Art Nouveau French Theater Poster, Leon Bakst, Paris 1924

                Est: $600 - $1,200

                Theatre National De Opera LE MARTYRE DE SAINT SEBASTIEN. Original Art Nouveau French Marquee Poster, Paris, 1924. Poster design illustrated by Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924). Les Imprimeries, J. Minot, Paris. Image of the Russian Ballerina: Madame Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960). Music by Claude Debussy (French, 1862-1918). Costumes and designs by Leon Bakst. Framed under plexiglass. Dimensions: framed: 49 in. x 34 in., sight: 46 in. x 31 in. *Original lithograph period poster NOT A REPRINT. Condition: good original pre-owned framed estate condition. Provenance: New York City, NY Estate.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • A LEON BAKST HAND-COLORED COSTUME DESIGN, RUSSIAN, C. 1920
                Oct. 01, 2023

                A LEON BAKST HAND-COLORED COSTUME DESIGN, RUSSIAN, C. 1920

                Est: $600 - $800

                Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, French, 1866 - 1924), a hand-colored in gouache on paper stencil for a stage design of a Black guard costume design for Sergei Diaghilevs (1872-1929) 1921 London Staging of "Sleeping Beauty," a ballet based after Charles Perrault's (1628-1703) fairy tale featuring the music of Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Matted and framed. Leon Bakst was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer of Belarusian origin. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly colored sets and costumes. He designed the decor for such productions as "Carnaval" (1910), "Spectre de la rose" (1911), "Daphnis and Chloe" (1912), "The Sleeping Princess" (1921) and others.

                Helios Auctions
              • A LEON BAKST COSTUME DESIGN WATERCOLOR PAINTING, RUSSIAN
                Oct. 01, 2023

                A LEON BAKST COSTUME DESIGN WATERCOLOR PAINTING, RUSSIAN

                Est: $11,000 - $14,000

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866–1924), costume Study for Vaslav Nijinsky in the Role of Iskander in the Ballet La Peri (The Flower of Immortality), dated 1922. Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper. Signed lower right, 'BAKST.' Marked with a diamond-shaped emblem with letters "RSDM," lower left. Housed in an original period frame richly decorated with gilding and hand painted with floral motifs. The plaque below reads: "L. BAKST." Features multiple auction labels on the verso, including Christie's paper labels, Yamato Fine Arts, and more. Leon Bakst was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer of Belarusian origin. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly colored sets and costumes. He designed the decor for such productions as "Carnaval" (1910), "Spectre de la rose" (1911), "Daphnis and Chloe" (1912), "The Sleeping Princess" (1921) and others.

                Helios Auctions
              • RUSSIAN COSTUME DESIGN SILKSCREEN BY LEON BAKST
                Sep. 30, 2023

                RUSSIAN COSTUME DESIGN SILKSCREEN BY LEON BAKST

                Est: $100 - $150

                Lev or Leon Samoilovich Bakst, Russian, 1866 to 1924, silkscreen on paper depicting a costume design of the Fauns for Vaslav Nijinsky for the ballet Afternoon of a Faun on the cover of the program for the Seventh Season of the Russian Ballet. It was first performed in the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on 29 May 1912. Circa 1946. Printed in Paris in a very limited edition. Signed with a facsimile signature lower right. Titled in French in print upper right. Framed. Lev Bakst, an artist, set designer, illustrator and designer, worked mainly in St. Petersburg and Paris, one of the trendsetters of European fashion for exoticism and orientalism at the beginning of the 20th century. Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian, 1889 or 1890 to 1950, was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Russian Theatre Costume Design Graphic Art Prints and Collectibles.

                Antique Arena Inc
              • RUSSIAN COSTUME DESIGN SILKSCREEN BY LEON BAKST
                Sep. 30, 2023

                RUSSIAN COSTUME DESIGN SILKSCREEN BY LEON BAKST

                Est: $100 - $150

                Lev or Leon Samoilovich Bakst, Russian, 1866 to 1924, silkscreen on paper depicting a costume design of a Young Boeotian for the ballet Narcissus, after the original watercolor and pencil painting, 1911. Printed in Paris in a very limited edition. Signed with a facsimile signature and dated lower right. Titled in French in the print upper left. Circa: 1940s. Framed. Lev Bakst, an artist, set designer, illustrator and designer, worked mainly in St. Petersburg and Paris, one of the trendsetters of European fashion for exoticism and orientalism at the beginning of the 20th century. Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian, 1889 or 1890 to 1950, was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Russian Theatre Costume Design Graphic Art Prints and Collectibles.

                Antique Arena Inc
              • Leon Bakst (1866 - 1924), A pair of portraits of ladies in hats
                Sep. 28, 2023

                Leon Bakst (1866 - 1924), A pair of portraits of ladies in hats

                Est: £600 - £800

                Property of a Lady  Leon Bakst (1866 - 1924) A pair of portraits of ladies in hats Pen and ink on paper [a] Inscribed inscribed 'triple beret'   Dimensions: [a] (Paper) 4.25 in. (H) x 3 in. (W); (Frame) 11.25 in. (H) x 8.25 in. (W) [b] (Paper) 4.5 in. (H) x 3.5 in. (W); (Frame) 12.5 in. (H) x 8.5 in. (W)

                Sloane Street Auctions
              • Attrib. to Leon BAKST: Cavalier - Watercolor Paint
                Sep. 23, 2023

                Attrib. to Leon BAKST: Cavalier - Watercolor Paint

                Est: $300 - $500

                Colorful watercolor on paper study of a cavalier, signed lower right, attributed to Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924). [Art: 14" H x 7" W; Frame: 23" H x 16" W].

                Roland Auctions NY
              • Leon BAKST: Interior Scene - Oil on Paper
                Aug. 26, 2023

                Leon BAKST: Interior Scene - Oil on Paper

                Est: $200 - $400

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) oil on paper painting of an interior parlor scene, signed lwoer right. [Art: 12 1/2' H x 20 1/2" W; Frame: 23" H x 31" W].

                Roland Auctions NY
              • LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
                Aug. 16, 2023

                LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)

                Est: $400 - $600

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume Design, ca. 1910, Watercolor and graphite on cream laid paper, Stamp signature lower right. Watermark J.C.A. Sheet dimensions: H: 17 1/2 x W: 11 1/4 in. Framed dimensions: H: 33 1/4 x W: 27 in. With Certificate of Authenticity, Global Fine Arts The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email or by telephone . Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Gray's Auctioneers shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

                Gray's Auctioneers
              • Leon BAKST (1866-1924) Russian - French
                Aug. 04, 2023

                Leon BAKST (1866-1924) Russian - French

                Est: $15,000 - $20,000

                Leon BAKST (1866-1924) ; Self-portrait with a nude ; early 20th century ; watercolor on paper - framed ; dimensions 15 x 10 cm (6 x 4 in.) ; signed at the bottom in the middle ; Shipping to USA: DHL - $160 / National post with tracking service - $80 ; Shipping to Europe, Russia, Middle Assia: DHL - $100 / National post with tracking service - $40

                Art-Torg
              • Leon Bakst Russian Pochoir Costume Design, SALOME 1927
                Jul. 17, 2023

                Leon Bakst Russian Pochoir Costume Design, SALOME 1927

                Est: $200 - $400

                Leon Bakst (Russian,French,1866-1924). SALOME costume design. Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Dimensions: 13 inches x 9 1/2 inches. Condition: good original pre-owned estate condition. Provenance: private estate. Leon Bakst designed sets and costumes for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • Leon Bakst Pochoir Costume Design RUSSIAN SEASONS, 1920s
                Jul. 17, 2023

                Leon Bakst Pochoir Costume Design RUSSIAN SEASONS, 1920s

                Est: $200 - $400

                Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, French, 1866-1924). Costume design for the play Russian Seasons, 1920s. Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Dimensions: 12 3/4 inches x 9 3/4 inches. Condition: good original estate condition. Provenance: private estate.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • Leon Bakst (1866-1924) Pochoir Costume Design SOOTHSAYER 1922
                Jul. 17, 2023

                Leon Bakst (1866-1924) Pochoir Costume Design SOOTHSAYER 1922

                Est: $200 - $400

                LEON BAKST-The Martyrdom of St. Sabastian. Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Costume design for the soothsayer for the play THE MARTYRDON of St. SABASTIAN. Dimensions: 12 3/4 inches x 9 3/4 inches. Condition: good original estate condition. Provenance: private estate.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • Leon Bakst Hand-Colored Pictorial Dust Jacket, 1927
                Jul. 17, 2023

                Leon Bakst Hand-Colored Pictorial Dust Jacket, 1927

                Est: $200 - $400

                REVELER. Leon Bakst (Russian, French, 1866-1924). Original dust cover for Bakst's limited edition portfolio, published in 1927. Image from Ballet La Boutique Fantasque REVELER. Lithograph with Pochoir cover. Dimensions: 13 1/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. Condition: good overall original pre-owned estate condition, slight tear on lower right corner. Professionally shrink wrapped. Provenance: private estate.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • Leon Bakst Pochoir Costume Design, LA DIEU BLEU, 1912
                Jul. 17, 2023

                Leon Bakst Pochoir Costume Design, LA DIEU BLEU, 1912

                Est: $200 - $400

                Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God). Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, French,1866-1924). Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Dimensions: w/mat: 20 in. x 16 in., art: 12 3/4 in. x 10 in. Condition: good original unframed estate condition. Provenance: private estate. Leon Bakst designed the costumes for Le Dieu Bleu ballet written by Jean Cocteau, performed by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • LEON BAKST RUSSIAN POCHOIR COSTUME DESIGN, ST. SABASTIAN, 1922
                Jul. 17, 2023

                LEON BAKST RUSSIAN POCHOIR COSTUME DESIGN, ST. SABASTIAN, 1922

                Est: $200 - $400

                Martyrdom of St. Sabastian. Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, French, 1866-1924). Costume design for St. Sabastian, 1922. Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Bakst's signature and date are lithographed in the lower right corner, titled upper right St. Sabastian. Dimensions: w/mat: 20 in. x 16 in., image: 12 3/4 in. x 10 in. Condition: good original pre-owned estate condition. Provenance: private estate. Leon Bakst designed sets and costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • LEON BAKST POCHOIR COSTUME DESIGN, FANTASY, 1922
                Jul. 17, 2023

                LEON BAKST POCHOIR COSTUME DESIGN, FANTASY, 1922

                Est: $200 - $400

                Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, French, 1866-1924). Costume design FANTASY (Costume moderne de Fantaisie). Hand-colored pochoir on paper. Bakst signature and date are lithographed in the upper right corner, Bakst, 1922. Dimensions: Mat: 20 in. x 16 in., art: 12 3/4 in. x 10 in. Condition: good original estate condition. Provenance: private estate. Leon Bakst designed sets and costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

                Kensington Estate Auctions
              • LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
                Jul. 12, 2023

                LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)

                Est: $80 - $120

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume Design, Offset lithograph. Framed dimensions: H: 20 1/2 x W: 17 in. H: 9 3/4 W: 6 in. With Certificate of Authenticity, Global Fine Art The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email or by telephone . Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Gray's Auctioneers shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

                Gray's Auctioneers
              • LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)
                Jul. 12, 2023

                LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924)

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume Design, ca. 1910, Watercolor and graphite on cream laid paper, Stamp signature lower right. Watermark J.C.A. Sheet dimensions: H: 17 1/2 x W: 11 1/4 in. Framed dimensions: H: 33 1/4 x W: 27 in. With Certificate of Authenticity, Global Fine Arts The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email or by telephone . Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Gray's Auctioneers shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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              • Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume design for a slave
                Jul. 05, 2023

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume design for a slave

                Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                Leon Bakst (Russian, 1866-1924) Costume design for a slave signed in Cyrillic (lower right) and inscribed (upper right) watercolour over traces of pencil 27 x 20.6cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8in).

                Bonhams
              • Bakst - Submarine Monster from Sedko Opera / Verso: Stage Decoration for Lachete
                Jul. 01, 2023

                Bakst - Submarine Monster from Sedko Opera / Verso: Stage Decoration for Lachete

                Est: $500 - $1,500

                This beautiful mounted color lithograph by Leon Bakst as part of Bakst: The Story of the Artist's Life. The work was done by Andre Levinson. It was published in 1923 in London by The Bayard Press. This was copy 313 of 315 produced. "Born in Russia in 1866, Leon Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. There were no specialist trained theater designers, so painters like Leon Bakst turned their painting skills to theater design. Bakst's fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and huge pageant spectaculars for dancer and patron, Ida Rubinstein. He died in 1924 but after nearly 100 years his magic is as potent as ever, rediscovered by every generation. His influence was such that people who have never heard his name now see the world in a different way." (Victoria & Albert Museum)

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Bakst - Scheherazade: The Red Sultana / Verso: Various Images of Dancers
                Jul. 01, 2023

                Bakst - Scheherazade: The Red Sultana / Verso: Various Images of Dancers

                Est: $500 - $1,500

                This beautiful mounted color lithograph by Leon Bakst as part of Bakst: The Story of the Artist's Life. The work was done by Andre Levinson. It was published in 1923 in London by The Bayard Press. This was copy 313 of 315 produced. "Born in Russia in 1866, Leon Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. There were no specialist trained theater designers, so painters like Leon Bakst turned their painting skills to theater design. Bakst's fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and huge pageant spectaculars for dancer and patron, Ida Rubinstein. He died in 1924 but after nearly 100 years his magic is as potent as ever, rediscovered by every generation. His influence was such that people who have never heard his name now see the world in a different way." (Victoria & Albert Museum)

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Isadora Duncan on the beach in Venice
                Jun. 28, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Isadora Duncan on the beach in Venice

                Est: €8,000 - €12,000

                Signed in Cyrillic ‘Bakst’ (lower right) , bearing inscription in Cyrillic ‘A Dunkan on the beach in Venice’ (along the lower edge) pencil on paper 16.5 x 31 cm signé en cyrillique 'Bakst' (en bas à droite), portant l'inscription en cyrillique 'A Dunkan on the beach in Venice' (le long du bord inférieur) crayon sur papier 16,5 x 31 cm

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for Jane Marnac, ‘Sheherasade’
                Jun. 28, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for Jane Marnac, ‘Sheherasade’

                Est: €20,000 - €30,000

                signed ‘Bakst’ (lower right), inscribed ‘Sheheresade Jane Marnac’ (upper right) watercolour and pencil, heightened with silver paint on paper 45.7 х 32.4 cm Esquisse de costume pour Jane Marnac, 'Shéhérazade' signé 'Bakst' (en bas à droite), inscrit 'Sheheresade Jane Marnac' (en haut à droite) aquarelle et crayon, rehaussé de peinture argentée sur papier 45.7 х 32.4 cm

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for Princesse Enchantée.
                Jun. 28, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for Princesse Enchantée.

                Est: €15,000 - €20,000

                signed and dated ‘Bakst 1921’ (lower left), inscribed ‘'La Princesse Enchantée’ watercolour and pencil heightened with gold paint on paper 45.7 x 27.9 cm executed in 1921 signé et daté 'Bakst 1921' (en bas à gauche), inscrit 'La Princesse Enchantée' aquarelle et crayon rehaussés de peinture dorée sur papier 45,7 x 27,9 cm exécuté en 1921

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for the opera ‘Sadko’ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
                Jun. 28, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design for the opera ‘Sadko’ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

                Est: €4,500 - €5,500

                signed ‘Bakst’ (lower right) watercolour on paper 36.5 x 27 cm signé 'Bakst' (en bas à droite) aquarelle sur papier 36,5 x 27 cm

                Hermitage Fine Art
              • LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design of Gypsy Fortune Teller for 'Le Coeur de la Marquise' in 1902
                Jun. 28, 2023

                LÉON BAKST (1866-1924) Costume design of Gypsy Fortune Teller for 'Le Coeur de la Marquise' in 1902

                Est: €15,000 - €20,000

                signed ‘Bakst’ (lower right) watercolor and ink on paper 29.2 х 22.2 cm The first known work by Bakst for the theater. signé 'Bakst' (en bas à droite) aquarelle et encre sur papier 29,2 х 22,2 cm La première oeuvre connue de Bakst pour le théâtre

                Hermitage Fine Art
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