Reference number
  • F/023
  • Collection
  • Circa 1910s
Extent and medium
  • Sketches mounted on 8 A3 cards
  • Colour sketches of Bakst designs for ballet costumes, possibly cut out from a publication, and mounted on card. The sketches include designs for plays such as 'Scheherazade' and 'La lampe d'Aladin'.
Administrative history
  • Léon Bakst was a Russian painter and designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He designed exotic costumes and decor for Russian ballet and plays.
Conditions governing access
  • Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of materials.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
  • Images are in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource.
Archivist's note
  • Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018