Léon Samoilovitch Bakst

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Léon Samoilovitch Bakst 

Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (Russian: Лео́н Никола́евич Бакст; 10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter and scene- andcostume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured setsand costumes.

Born as Lev (Leib) Samoilovich Rosenberg (Лев Самойлович Розенберг), he was also known as Leon (Lev) Nikolayevich Bakst(Леон (Лев) Николаевич Бакст).

Auction results for Léon BAKST in Drawing-Watercolor

Design for the Staircase Frieze from Phèdre, Act II (c.1923) - Drawing-Watercolor , Gouache, 9 7/8 in x 13 in - Hammer price: $10,887

"Huntress" (1922) - drawing-Watercolor , Gouache, 41 1/8 in x 29 1/3 in - Hammer price: $77,625

Auction results for Léon BAKST in Painting

Bathers on the Lido. Venice - Painting , Oil/canvas, 36 5/8 in x 56 1/3 in - Hammer price: $808,600

Portrait of the Future Countess Henri De Boisgelin (1924) - Painting , Oil/canvas, 51 1/6 in x 35 in - Hammer price: $925,248

Auction results for Léon BAKST in Print-Multiple

Costume design (1922) - Print-Multiple , Etching, 12 1/6 in x 8 5/8 in - Hammer price: $7,745

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Purchased by commission from the artist in 1956, intended to decorate the hall of the French Embassy in Tokyo






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