Leon Bakst RUSSIAN COSTUME DESIGN FOR 10 CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN LE MARTYRE DE SAINT SEBASTIEN (THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT SEBASTIEN), ACT 1

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Signed Bakst twice (once lower right, once center right); also inscribed with instructions for the dressmaker: top right "10 femmes chrétiennes/5 de chaque nuance" ("10 Christian women/ 5 of each shade [of color]"), upper left and right "perles" ("pearls"), "petit turban pointu" ("small pointed turban"), "voile et perles" ("voile and pearls"), centre right "l'autre nuance/partout le bleu/est remplacé par/le vert Bakst" ("the other shade/everywhere blue/is replaced by green Bakst")
pencil and watercolor heightened with gold on paper
14 by 10 1/4 in.
35.6 by 26 cm