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.

Date:

1924

Artist:

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

Bakst traveled to America in 1922, when he was invited to Baltimore by Mr. and Mrs. John Work Garrett to design the conversion of the gymnasium in their home, Evergreen House, to a theater. he made sketches, which were turned into stencils for painted images on the columns and celing of the room. After his return to Paris in April 1923, Bakst was invited by an American named Selig to design textiles for his firm. This American production, to which all four of Allerton’s Bakst fabrics belong, is similar in character to the decoration of the Evergreen Theater, shown at right.

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Artist

Léon Bakst

Title

Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

France

Date

1924

Medium

Silk, twill weave; screen printed

Dimensions

139.1 × 99.1 cm (54 3/4 × 39 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.182

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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