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Costume for La Fée des Poupées

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Russia (made)

  • Date:

    1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bakst, Leon, born 1866 - died 1924 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG68, shelf A(I)

Physical description

Series: Each card signed in Cyrillic L Bakst and lettered with the name of the printer A. Ilyin. E.1234-1989 lettered in Cyrillic Price fixed by the censor Oct 26 1904. The leaflet lettered in cyrillic The Fairy of the Dolls. Ballet in one act and two scenes. Music by I Bayer Performed on stage for the first time at the Imperial Hermitage Theatre, St. Petersburg on 7.2.1903. Directed by Lev Bakst and with a list of the costumes, the leaflet also lettered in French. Each card is lettered on the address side, between a red cross: Sold in aid of the Parish of St. Eugene.

Techniques: E.1230, 1231: Letterpress, E.1232-43: colour lithograph

Place of Origin

Russia (made)


1903 (made)


Bakst, Leon, born 1866 - died 1924 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph


Height: 14.3 cm, Width: 9.2 cm

Descriptive line

La Fée des Poupées. A set of postcards (12) reproducing costume designs by Bakst, possibly sold as a souvenir at performances of the ballet La Fée des Poupées first performed in 1903. In a decorated envelope, with introductory leaflet.

Production Note

Series Date: 1903 or 1904


Colour lithography


Prints; Postcards; Costumes; Dance


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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