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Tamara Karsavina in 'Le Spectre de la Rose'
by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé Click on the links below to find out more
7 5/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (193 mm x 143 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
- Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 184 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Le Spectre de la Rose was based on a poem by Théophile Gautier and featured Karsavina and Nijinsky, two of the most celebrated dancers of the time. Choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, the ballet told the story of a young girl, danced by Karsavina, who falls asleep in her bedroom after a ball. She dreams of dancing with a rose, played by Nijinsky, that she had been holding in her hand.
Asquith's Liberal government introduces the Parliament Act to curb the powers of the House of Lords following the clash between the Commons and Lords over the 1909 People's Budget. The Act removed the Lords' power to veto bills, reduced the length of Parliament from seven to five years, and provided for the payment of MPs.
Art and science
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