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Stage property - Le Spectre de la rose

Le Spectre de la rose

  • Object:

    Stage property

  • Date:

    ca. 1911 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Dyed fabric with artificial stamens on wire

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.818:2-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large fabric flower of deep rose pink petals around a conical centre, with to the back fabric leaves on wire.

Date

ca. 1911 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Dyed fabric with artificial stamens on wire

Dimensions

Diameter: 140 mm

Object history note

The three artificial flowers, S.818:1-2001, S.818:2-2001 and S.818:3-2001 are part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest. The associated legend is that they were used by Tamara Karsavina as the Young Girl in Mikhail Fokine's ballet Le Spectre de la rose created in 1911, but there is no visual evidence for this when comparing them with existing images of the original production.

Descriptive line

Flower reputedly used by Tamara Karsavina in Mikhail Fokine's ballet Le Spectre de la rose, ca. 1911

Materials

Fabric; Cotton (textile); Cotton (fibre); Wire

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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