(French, 1856-before 1945)
Image: 19.4 x 12.8 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/16 in.); Paper: 20.4 x 13.7 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Sundry Art - Photography Fund 2019.44
Nijinsky, who played the rose, had to be sewn into his costume covered with silk rose petals for each show.
The Phantom of the Rose tells the story of a young woman who returns from her first ball with a souvenir rose. She dreams that the flower becomes a phantom who dances with her, the role played by Vaslav Nijinsky. This ballet became one of the most beloved productions of the Ballets Russes, which toured Europe and North and South America between 1909 and 1929.
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