Feya kukol. La Fée des poupées [The Doll Fairy]. A complete set of 12 postcards, lithographed in color by A. Ilin. St. Petersburg: issued to benefit the St. Evgenya Red Cross Society, 1904

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Lot 27*
Feya kukol. La Fée des poupées [The Doll Fairy]. A complete set of 12 postcards, lithographed in color by A. Ilin. St. Petersburg: issued to benefit the St. Evgenya Red Cross Society, 1904

Sold for £ 1,875 (US$ 2,486) inc. premium
Feya kukol. La Fée des poupées [The Doll Fairy]. A complete set of 12 postcards, lithographed in color by A. Ilin. St. Petersburg: issued to benefit the St. Evgenya Red Cross Society, 1904
14.2 x 9cm (5 3/4 x 3 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Leon Bakst was the most influential costume designer of his generation. In 1898, he founded with Sergei Diaghilev and Alexandre Benois the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group. His work on Josef Bayer's ballet Feya kukol at the Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg helped establish Bakst as a major costume designer in 1903, and he first contributed to Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes in 1909. Benois called the designs for Feya kukol Bakst's indisputable masterpiece.
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