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BAKST, Leon.

Autograph letter from Leon Bakst to Ella Hepworth Dixon.

Stock Code
101183
Paris, 1914
£1,500

a 'happy new year' from Bakst to suffragist and author of The Story of a Modern Woman.

This is a wonderfully personal letter from one of the most influential Russian émigré artists of the twentieth century to a leader of Victorian feminist literature. Translated from the French - 'Dear Miss Dixon, sending my apologies and best wishes for the Russian New Year (13 days later ). I must tell you it was impossible to come to your rendez-vous in London the other day as I was only there for a day...your devoted, Leon Bakst'.

Ella Hepworth Dixon (1857-1932) was an important figure in the 'New Woman' literary movement. Under the pseudonym of Margaret Wynman she published works critiquing fin de siècle society and detailed the social and economic suffering of women. Her successful novel The Story of a Modern Woman was translated into French and earned her the nickname 'The New

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Description

Manuscript letter in French on blue card with signed envelope; small 8vo (9 x 11.6 cm); card headed with address '112 Boulevard Malesherbes [Paris]', signed 'Leon Bakst' and dated '16 Janvier 1914', with autograph envelope stamped and addressed to 'Miss Ella Hepworth Dixon. 6 St Jame's Terrace, Regents Park, London'; slight wear top of envelope but otherwise in very good condition

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