Costume design for the Queen and her Page in The Sleeping Princess
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Bakst instructed the costumiers by annotating his drawing. He described
in French the required materials, colours and details of the costumes.
'Light-blue silk velvet embroidered in silver relief, lined with padded
ermine with big tails', the artist said of the Queen's cloak. Bakst wrote
that 'The page must be played by a little girl 10-11 years old!' In the
bottom right, he offered a possible accessory - a delicate little white
dog on a lead, 'if you like!!'