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Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Le Spectre de la Rose'

3 of 4 portraits of Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Le Spectre de la Rose', by (Auguste) Bert, 1911 - NPG x134200 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Le Spectre de la Rose'

by (Auguste) Bert
photogravure, 1911
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. (190 mm x 130 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x134200


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  • (Auguste) Bert (born 1856), Photographer. Artist associated with 4 portraits.

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Le Spectre de la Rose premiered on the 19 April 1911 at the Théâtre de Monte Carlo with music by Carl Maria von Weber, orchestrated by Hector Berlioz. Photographed at Bert's Paris studio, against a painted backdrop, Nijinsky is shown performing one of his character's signature moments. He wore a body stocking with appliqué fabric rose petals by the company's designer Léon Bakst.

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