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Costume Design for Gypsy Woman Carrying Basket of Fruit
  • Léon Bakst
    1866–1924
    born: Grondo, Belarus ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Costume Design for Gypsy Woman Carrying Basket of Fruit, circa 1920s
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • watercolor, gouache, graphite
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 49 x 33 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 1/4 x 13 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson and Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0106
Description
Exhibitions

Standing woman in profile, facing right, left arm behind back, right arm holding a basket of fruit. She is wearing a violet jacket decorated with orange and silver, over a red skirt, and apron decorated with blue vertical stripes and white panels filled with red roses, gold stems, silver leaves. Her basket is filled with red, orange and yellow fruit.