• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5976

    Christie's Interiors

    6 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 264

    Valentine (Gross) Hugo (French, 1890-1968)

    Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina

    Price Realised  

    Valentine (Gross) Hugo (French, 1890-1968)
    Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina
    signed 'Valentine Gross' (lower left) and with indistinct inscription and date '.../Karsavina Nijinsky 1912' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    16 1/8 x 12 in. (41 x 30.5 cm.)


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    Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) and Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) were famous Russian ballet dancers in Serge Diaghilev's Les Ballets Russes in the early 20th century. Their partnership was legendary and the Paris seasons of the Ballets Russes were a sensation and set trends in dance, music, art and fashion for years to come.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of the Late Mrs Silvie Mary Cooke