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19 Oct 14 at 6 pm

books0977:

Sylphide (Vera Savina) (1927). Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (Scottish, 1893-1964). Oil on canvas.

Vera Clark was an English dancer who joined the Ballets Russes in 1924 under the direction of Serge Diaghilev. Vera’s name was Russianized to Vera Savina. She married the Principal and choreographer Léonide Massine in 1926 and became Principal herself in 1927. This work shows Vera dressed as the sylph from one of the oldest surviving romantic ballets, La Sylphide.

books0977:

Sylphide (Vera Savina) (1927). Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (Scottish, 1893-1964). Oil on canvas.
Vera Clark was an English dancer who joined the Ballets Russes in 1924 under the direction of Serge Diaghilev. Vera’s name was Russianized to Vera Savina. She married the Principal and choreographer Léonide Massine in 1926 and became Principal herself in 1927. This work shows Vera dressed as the sylph from one of the oldest surviving romantic ballets, La Sylphide.
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16 Oct 14 at 5 pm

russian-style:

And tnat’s Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations to “The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov” by Mikhail Lermontov.

"The Song" was done in the style of medieval Russian poems. It tells about some love story in the time of tsar Ivan’s the Terrible reign. Of course everything is very romantic and very tragical, yes. 

(So I should put down a tag like “funny life in 16th-century Moscow”)

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16 Oct 14 at 3 pm

russian-style:

And here are some nice illustration to the Lermontov’s drama “Masquerade” (1835) by Nicolai Kuzmin

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14 Oct 14 at 1 pm

19thcenturyboyfriend:

Nu avec la cigarette (1933), Konstantin Somov

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19thcenturyboyfriend:

Nu avec la cigarette (1933), Konstantin Somov
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14 Oct 14 at 12 pm

gdfalksen:

Vintage

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gdfalksen:

Vintage
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13 Oct 14 at 10 pm

jeannepompadour:

Persuasion by Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874-1969)

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jeannepompadour:

Persuasion by Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874-1969)
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12 Oct 14 at 5 pm

fripperiesandfobs:

Coat, early 20th century

From Whitaker Auctions

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11 Oct 14 at 10 am

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Judi Dench as Irina Arkadina in “The Seagull” by Chekhov

1994

Fotini Dimou

V&A

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