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"La Princesse Aurore": 1976

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"La Princesse Aurore"


Bakst, Léon (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 300 mm
Width: 227 mm

Relative size of this object

22.7 m30 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Production date: AD/CE 1922

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, watercolour, with gold and silver paint, heightened with white, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: bakst
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Signature
  • Text: 22
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Date
  • Text: No 42 Serie 11 (?) / la Belle au Bois dormant / c 47
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: G. Rasamat / Depositaire Exclusief des oeuvres de Leon Bakst
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: Tableaux Modernes / G. Rasamat / 11 Rue Louis Français Paris (XVIIe)
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: Douanes Françaises Paris / Service des Expositions
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: The Fine Arts Scoiety Ltd London, Title: "La Princesse Aurore". Artist: Léon Bakst, NO.: 17, Date: May 1927
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: 41
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1976
Primary reference Number: 6068
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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