First Edition Limited to 30
Signed and inscribed with Edition No.
(Framed: £675 black or white frame)
N.B. Due to the nature of the paper and the drypoint printing process the paper can often appear to be wavy when floated on mount board. Please ask to see images of previously framed works if necessary.
All prints are hand coloured and therefore colours may vary.
Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885-1978) was a Russian prima ballerina renowned for her beauty. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later of the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. After settling in London she began teaching ballet professionally; she helped set up the Royal Ballet and was a founder member of the Royal Academy of Dance. Her most famous roles were Lise in La Fille Mal Gardée, Medora in Le Corsaire, and the Tsar Maiden in The Little Humpbacked Horse. She was the first ballerina to dance in the so-called Le Corsaire Pas de Deux in 1915. Vaslav Njinsky was her occasional dance partner.