ANNA PAVLOVA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1911 - HFSID 76002
Sale Price $1,190.00
ANNA PAVLOVA. Photograph signed: "Anna Pavlova". B/w with brown hue, 4¾x6½ overall, image 3¾x5¼ (two surfaces). Bearing a 1911 photographer's imprint, the photograph is affixed to the back cover of a program. Front cover, which is black with gold lettering, is framed with signed back cover. Titled: "Souvenir/Mlle Anna Pavlova's/Farewell/American Appearance/Season 1910-1911/Monday, April Third/Metropolitan Opera House/New York". Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) made her U.S. debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1910. She had studied with the Maryinsky Theatre's Imperial School of Ballet in 1891, joining the Imperial Ballet in 1899 and becoming a prima ballerina in 1906, the year before she embarked on her first tour of Moscow. After returning to Russia in 1910, Pavlova founded her own group with eight dancers in St. Petersburg, Russia, and she began making world tours (including her first return visit to the U.S.) in 1913. Pavlova was known for her grace and elegance, evident in her most famous performance, The Dying Swan. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 16¾x19¼.
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