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H Beard Print Collection

Print
ca.1923 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Taken from a set of illustrations from the designs of Leon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess which were originally published by Ben Brothers in 1923, this illustration is labelled 'Planche XXXIV: Mazurka (Homes)'. It shows a man in an elaborate green, white, dark blue costume, embellished with gold. It consists of a wide dark blue cloak with a white lining and trimmed with gold braid. Beneath this he wears a white, wide skirted jacket, belted at the waist and wide, green breeches. These finish in knee length, heeled, boots of a matching green, with gold cross lacing at the top and white trim. He also wears a gold helmet trimmed with green and blue feathers. Harry Beard Collection.

Only 1000 copies of the original, limited edition, book were published by Benn Brothers.

The Diaghilev production of this ballet was stage at the Alhambra Theatre in 1921. Further information about Bakst and his work for the Ballets Russes can be found on the Theatre and Performance Section of the museum's website.

Object details

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Object type
TitleH Beard Print Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Print
Brief description
Taken from a set of illustrations from the designs of Leon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess which were originally published by Ben Brothers in 1923, this illustration is labelled 'Planche XXXIV: Mazurka (Homes)'. Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Taken from a set of illustrations from the designs of Leon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess which were originally published by Ben Brothers in 1923, this illustration is labelled 'Planche XXXIV: Mazurka (Homes)'. It shows a man in an elaborate green, white, dark blue costume, embellished with gold. It consists of a wide dark blue cloak with a white lining and trimmed with gold braid. Beneath this he wears a white, wide skirted jacket, belted at the waist and wide, green breeches. These finish in knee length, heeled, boots of a matching green, with gold cross lacing at the top and white trim. He also wears a gold helmet trimmed with green and blue feathers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 38.9cm
  • Width: 29.2cm
All the prints in this series have a loose tissue paper cover with the name and number of the print, printed at the bottom edge. This tissue paper is generally 37cms by 28cms.
Production typeCopy
Literary referenceSleeping Princess
Summary
Taken from a set of illustrations from the designs of Leon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess which were originally published by Ben Brothers in 1923, this illustration is labelled 'Planche XXXIV: Mazurka (Homes)'. It shows a man in an elaborate green, white, dark blue costume, embellished with gold. It consists of a wide dark blue cloak with a white lining and trimmed with gold braid. Beneath this he wears a white, wide skirted jacket, belted at the waist and wide, green breeches. These finish in knee length, heeled, boots of a matching green, with gold cross lacing at the top and white trim. He also wears a gold helmet trimmed with green and blue feathers. Harry Beard Collection.

Only 1000 copies of the original, limited edition, book were published by Benn Brothers.

The Diaghilev production of this ballet was stage at the Alhambra Theatre in 1921. Further information about Bakst and his work for the Ballets Russes can be found on the Theatre and Performance Section of the museum's website.
Other number
F.157-51 - H Beard collection numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.3949-2009

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Record createdFebruary 2, 2010
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