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  • Date:

    1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kinney, Troy, born 1871 - died 1938 (Artist)

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Etching by Troy Kinney of full length female Spanish dancer wearing flamenco dress the body facing left and the head turned right, with left arm raised above head, right at shoulder height, framing the face, holding castanets. Etching by Troy Kinney inscribed ""El Fandanguello" and dedicated Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont from from Doris Niles and Serge Leslie.


1952 (made)


Kinney, Troy, born 1871 - died 1938 (Artist)

Marks and inscriptions

"Troy Kinney"
Signature; Centre below print frame; Handwriting; Pencil

""El Fandanguello" to Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont / Very sincerely from Doris Niles and Serge Leslie."
Lower left hand corner beneath print frame; Handwriting; Pen and ink

Textual information; Reverse towards lower edge; Handwriting; Pencil; Unknown


Height: 365 mm, Width: 463 mm

Object history note

The print shows Doris Niles performing one of the Spanish dances in which she specialised. The friendship between Doris Niles and the artist Troy Kinney is reflected in the publication of "Selected Letters of Troy Kinney to Doris Niles" published Serge Leslie, Los Angeles, 1952, for which this print was reproduced on the cover and as plate 2.
The print came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest.

Historical significance: Doris Niles was one of the earliest American dancers to specialise in Spanish dance, which she studied in Spain in the 1920s and 1930s.

Descriptive line

Doris Niles in a Spanish dance. Etching by Troy Kinney inscribed signed and dedicated to Cyril Beaumont and his wife by Doris Niles and Serge Leslie.


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Spanish dance


Theatre and Performance Collection

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