THE DECORATIVE ART OF LEON BAKST. Appreciation by Arsene Alexandre. Notes on the Ballets by Jean Cocteau. The Fine Art Society, London, 1913. Original half vellum-backed gilt marbled boards with the binding having suffered from damp , mainly on the back cover. 66 0f 77 plates which Include:
Le Dieu Bleu
4 A Negro
6 The High Priest
7 An Attendant at the Sacrifice
9 A Pilgrim
L'Apres-Midi d'Une Faune
17 Negro Boy
18 A Jewish Dancer
19 A Syrian Dancer
22 A Jewish Dancer
24 An Odalisque
25 A Young Man
26 A Eunuch
29 An Odalisque
30 Negre d'Or
32 A Musician
33 Negre Argent
34 A Bacchante
35 A Beotian
36 Two Bacchantes
37 A Youth
38 First Bacchante
40 A Bachante
Projet d'un Ballet
43 Le Secret du Harem
Le Martyre de St Sebastian
44 The Agony of St Sebastian
46 The Agony of St Sebastian
47 Sketch of the Scenery Act III
48 Scenery Act IV
Helene de Sparte
50 Scenery for Act III
51 First sketch,,Scenery for Act IV
52 Scenery for Act IV
53 Seecond Sketch, Scenery for Act IV
L'Oiseau de Feu
Daphnis et Chloe
56 Scenery for Act II
64 Fantaisie sur le Costume Moderne
La Secret de Suzanne
67 Chloe Abandoned
70 Le Nez (by Gogol)
72 Le Nouveau Chemin
An Indian Dancer
Terror Antiquus Detail
Vestibule at the Exhibition of Russian Art at the Autumn Salon, 1906.
Some of the above are loose.
Sold for £330
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