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  • Print Collection
    Legat, Nicolai, born 1869 - died 1937
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  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    St. Petersburg (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1902 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Legat, Nicolai, born 1869 - died 1937 (artist)
    Legat, Sergei, born 1875 - died 1905 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.3099-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Nicolai Legat (1869-1937) and his brother Sergei (1875-1905) were dancers, choreographers, teachers of ballet and caricaturists. Both worked for the Russian Imperial Ballet. Nicolai became an important teacher and after leaving the Imperial Ballet in 1914 went on to teach dance in Russia, Paris and London, where he eventually settled. Sergei, regarded as the greater choreographer and perceived as the natural successor to Pavel Gerdt as the Imperial Ballet's Premier danseur noble, committed suicide, aged 30.

The brothers worked together to produce caricatures of fellow dancers, choreographers and musicians at the Russian Imperial Ballet.

Physical description

Caricature of L. Egorova by Nicolai and Sergei Legat. She is shown in standing position on her left leg with her right leg stretched en derriere with her arms in bras bas position. She wears a white tutu, with pink tights and ballet shoes.

Place of Origin

St. Petersburg (drawn)

Date

ca. 1902 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Legat, Nicolai, born 1869 - died 1937 (artist)
Legat, Sergei, born 1875 - died 1905 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'L. EGOROWA.'
Printed, lower right hand corner. The name also appears in Russian, lower left hand corner, and the artists' names are printed to the right of the figure.

'45.'
Number in pencil in upper right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 23.6 cm

Object history note

The image is taken from The Russian Ballet in Caricatures, St Petersburg, 1902-1905, a portfolio of 95 prints.

Descriptive line

Caricature by Nicolai and Sergei Legat of L. Egorova, ca.1902.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gregory, John. The Legat Saga - Golden Years of the Russian Ballet: the life and times of Nicolai Legat ( London: Javog Publishing Associates, 1992).

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Chromolithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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