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Study for the Sleeping Princess, Act V: PD.27-1999

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Current Location: In storage


Study for the Sleeping Princess, Act V


Draughtsman: Bakst, Léon



Measurements and weight

Height: 294 mm
Width: 172 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1999) by Sewell, Phyllida

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour, graphite and gold paint on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: bakst
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1921
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Sleeping Princess / V acte.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 188(encircled) / R (encircled), (red chalk): Bakst
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Blue and red chalk
  • Text: Bought by Margret and / Phillada Sewell at / Bakst Exhibition in / Paris 1928
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Label, ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.27-1999
Primary reference Number: 6072
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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