Dec 10, 2019 - Sale 2526

Sale 2526 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Saint Sebastian. Costume design for Act 3 of "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian," 1922. Watercolor over graphite heightened with gold on paper mounted to board. 224x146 mm; 8 3/4x5 3/4 inches. Signed "Bakst" and dated 1922 at lower right. Accompanied by Autograph Letter Signed by Bakst to unknown recipient, 1 page, 8vo, on Savoy Hotel stationery, London, 22 November 1921.

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The letter mentions the Saint Sebastian production, as well as Fokine, Diaghilev, [Sebastien] Voirol, and [Jacques] Rouché - important figures of the day for their association with contemporary cultural circles and the Ballets Russes.