Portrait of Vaslav Nijinsky as Le Spectre de la Rose (The Spirit of the Rose)

Maker and role
Artist: Valentine Gross Hugo, French, 1887-1968
ca. 1913
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Object detail

Graphite on paper
12 3/16 x 8 7/16in (31 x 21.4cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Ballet with music by Carl Maria von Weber and choreography by Michel Fokine, based on a poem by Theophile Gautier. Premiered by the Ballets Russes at the Theatre de Monte Carlo, 1911.
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 71
La danza delle Avanguardie: Dipinti, scene e costumi, da Degas a Picasso, da Matisse a Keith Haring; Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Gabriella Belli, Elisa Vaccarino; 2005; p. 254


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