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Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of silk, twill weave; screen printed.

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  • A work made of silk, twill weave; screen printed.




Designed by Léon Bakst (Russian, born Belarus, 1866–1924)
Produced by the Robinson Silk Company for Clingen and Selig (New York)
United States, New York

About this artwork

Léon Bakst received a traditional arts education in Saint Petersburg and went on to study in Paris with the Orientalist painter jean-Léon Gérôme. After returning to Saint Petersburg, he found his greatest success in the theater, creating stage and costume designs. in 1909 he teamed up with Serge Diaghilev to form the Ballets Russes, serving as artistic director. From 1912, he resided in Paris. His stage and costume designs were extremely colorful and incorporated designs borrowed from “exotic” cultures or taken from Russian folk art traditions.


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Léon Bakst (Designer)


Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)


United States (Object made in)

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Made 1924


Silk, twill weave; screen printed


145.8 × 100.1 cm (57 3/8 × 39 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

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