Perinchief, Violet Keene. 1893-1967. Original photograph, Serge Lifar. The Genius of the Dance,

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Lot 209
Perinchief, Violet Keene. 1893-1967.
Original photograph, Serge Lifar. The Genius of the Dance,

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 760 - 1,100

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

Perinchief, Violet Keene. 1893-1967.
Original photograph, Serge Lifar. The Genius of the Dance, gelatin silver print, 335 x 253 mm, mounted on paper, [Toronto: c.1935,] signed lower left, further mounted on exhibition board, the verso with title and address of Violet, and with a printed exhibition label for the IIIme Salon International de Photographie de SPA (Belgique) Juin & Juillet 1935.

A fine exhibition-quality image of the world's premier ballet dancer of the first half of the 20th century, here in a classic pose taken in the studio in Toronto. The use of shadow to create movement is particularly inventive.
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