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Duvernay, Pauline. I
Nayade in the ballet La Belle au Bois Dorman
S.W. Fores, 1833. Duvernay, Pauline. Nayade in the ballet La Belle au Bois Dormant. Lithograph on heavy paper. London? After 1833. Beaumont & Sitwell 41. After a drawing by Edward P. Novello. Originally printed : London: S.W. Fores, 1833. One of the contemporary reprints of this lithograph. Duvernay's solo was so successful that surviving prints of her in this ballet show her as the Naiad, not as the Princess. She became a great favorite with London audiences.<br />The print depicts Duvernay en pointe in 4th position, turned left with arms crossed over her chest, wearing a layered gossamer dress decorated with leaf motifs, a garland of leaves in her hair. <br />Image size: 9 3/4" X 12 ½" . Sheet size 14" x 18". Delicately hand colored in silver, blues, grays, flesh colors. Framed under a velvet arch. Slightly worn and soiled; small stain to lower edge; paper browned under mat and slightly foxed and creased; remnants of mounting tape to verso of mount.Faint pencil notes at bottom of image.<br />Pauline Duvernay or Yolande Marie-Louise Duvernay or Yolande Marie Louise de Varnay (December 1812 - 2 September 1894) . French ballerina. Her beauty and dancing skills captivated audiences in Paris and London, and she enjoyed tremendous popularity. She retired in 1837, at the height of her career.<br />
Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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