Hindu Ballet, No. 2

Léon Nikolaievitch Bakst (Russian, 1866–1924)


Sheet: 31.2 x 23.9 cm (12 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Opaque and transparent watercolor, silver paint, and graphite pencil on paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Anna Pavlova (b. 1881 - d. 1931), London. Grace M. Edwards (d. 1938), Boston; 1939, bequest of Grace M. Edwards to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: October 11, 1939)

Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which works of art each sibling had owned.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection