ANNA PAVLOVA - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 46634
Sale Price $1,190.00
ANNA PAVLOVA. Postcard Photograph signed: "Anna Pavlova" at lower margin. Color, 3½x5¼. Captioned at lower margin. Hand-tinted postcard by Fouisham & Banfield. 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, after having successfully danced Giselle, 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. In 1918, she choreographed Autumn Leaves, which, along with Californian Poppy and The Dragonfly, became audience favorites. Surface creases at blank margins. Minor surface crease at upper left background. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 15x24.
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