1833 · London
The print depicts Duvernay en pointe in 4th position, turned left with arms crossed over her chest, wearing a layered gossamer dress decorated with leaf motifs, a garland of leaves in her hair.
Image size: 9 3/4" X 12 ½" . Sheet size 14" x 18". Delicately hand colored in silver, blues, grays, flesh colors. Framed under a velvet arch. Slightly worn and soiled; small stain to lower edge; paper browned under mat and slightly foxed and creased; remnants of mounting tape to verso of mount.Faint pencil notes at bottom of image.
Pauline Duvernay or Yolande Marie-Louise Duvernay or Yolande Marie Louise de Varnay (December 1812 – 2 September 1894) . French ballerina. Her beauty and dancing skills captivated audiences in Paris and London, and she enjoyed tremendous popularity. She retired in 1837, at the height of her career. (Inventory #: 983770)