George Barbier Pochoir of Tamara Karsavina in Scheherazade


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POCHOIR (1914) of TAMARA KARSAVINA in ‘Scheherazade’

From the series of pochoirs dedicated to Tamar Karsavina by George Barbier and published by Pierre Corrard Paris in an edition of 512. (1914)

Image: 28.5cm X 17cm. Sheet:32cm X 26.5cm.

Very good condition. Image area is excellent.

A fine pochoir image in very good condition by George Barbier of the great Ballets Russes ballerina Tamara Karsavina in ‘Scheherazade’.


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The original music for the ballet was by Rimsky-Korsakov and based on the tale of the ‘Arabian Nights’. The Ballets Russes production was choreographed by Michel Fokine with design by Leon Bakst. Lush and decadent and with the inclusion of an orgy scene between the Shah’s wives and negro slaves, it caused a sensation when it premiered in Paris in 1910.

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