Original watercolour and gouache drawing of Richard in an unidentified ballet. From the collection of dance historian George Verdak (1923-1993). Zina RICHARD, aka Zina Mérante.

Original watercolour and gouache drawing of Richard in an unidentified ballet. From the collection of dance historian George Verdak (1923-1993).

[?Paris]: [ca. 1857]. Image size ca. 167 x 130 mm., sheet size 250 x 190 mm. Signature present but indecipherable, "1857" in pencil to blank upper left corner.

Provenance
The George Verdak Collection

Browned; slightly creased; tears to lower edge and lower left area, not affecting image; laid down to mounting sheet.

Richard, a Russian dancer and wife of French ballet master Louis Mérante, was most prominent in Paris from 1857-1863, where she became the foremost interpreter of Giselle, performing at the Opéra under the name of Zina Richard. Item #29885

Price: $275.00  other currencies

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