Russian prima ballerina (1881-1931). Signed picture postcard. No place. 8vo.
Full-length photograph of the young ballerina in "Autumn Bacchanal", part of tableau 4 from Alexander Glazunov's allegorical ballet "The Seasons". Anna Pavlova danced "Autumn Bacchanal" (a dance transmitted the Dionysian Spirit of ancient Greece) with Mikhail Mordkin in New York in 1910 and made her American debut with him at the Metropolitan Opera House in that year. This photograph (but unsigned) can also be found in the 1910 Souvenir Programme for Pavlova's Anerican season at the Met. - From the "Mishkin Studio, New York" in the negative lower left, signed in full to lower margin. Corners slightly bumped.