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Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

(1894-1926), Dancer

Sitter in 22 portraits
The daughter of an English mother and Anglo-Indian father of Irish extraction, Craddock learned to dance as a child in India. She came to Europe in about 1909 and adopted the stage name Roshanara after a legendary Indian princess. She danced with Loie Fuller's company and in 1911 appeared in London in Oscar Asche's Kismet and took the role of Zobeide in Scheherazade with the Ballets Russes at Covent Garden. She joined Anna Pavlova's company in 1912 and eventually settled in America, where she died from appendicitis aged thirty-four.

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Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101565

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101565

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101566

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101566

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101567

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101567

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101569

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101569

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101570

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101570

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101571

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101571

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101572

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101572

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101573

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101573

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101574

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101574

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101575

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101575

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101576

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101576

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x103362

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x103362

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85685

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 12 July 1915
NPG x85685

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80738

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80738

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80739

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80739

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80740

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80740

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80741

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80741

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80742

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80742

Roshanara (Olive Craddock), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80743

Roshanara (Olive Craddock)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 July 1915
NPG x80743

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