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Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird)

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Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird), by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé, 1911 - NPG x134194 - © 2013 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

© 2013 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in 'L'Oiseau de Feu' (The Firebird)

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, 1911
7 5/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (194 mm x 107 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x134194


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  • Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 171 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Hoppé secured two sessions with Karsavina at his Baker Street studio when Diaghilev's company first came to London in 1911. Here she appears in costume by the artist Léon Bakst, whose exotic designs drew inspiration from Russian peasant dress.

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