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Adolf Bolm in Le Carnaval (Monsieur Adolph Bolm, Le Carnaval)

A work made of photogravure, from the portfolio "studies from the russian ballet" (1913).

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  • A work made of photogravure, from the portfolio "studies from the russian ballet" (1913).

Date:

June 1911, printed 1913

Artist:

Emil Otto Hoppé
English, born Germany, 1878–1972

About this artwork

One of the most famous portraitists in early 20th–century London, E. O. Hoppé became as much of a celebrity as the people he photographed. He had long been fascinated by dance, and when Sergei Diaghilev’s famous Ballets Russes caused a sensation in the city in June 1911, he secured the exclusive rights to photograph the company’s principal dancers. Hoppé prepared for portraits in great depth, reading up on his sitters and their interests, and he strived to put the dancers at ease in sessions that often lasted most of a day. In 1913 the Fine Art Society published 13 of these images in a portfolio, the first of many books of Hoppé’s work.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Emil Otto Hoppe

Title

Adolf Bolm in Le Carnaval (Monsieur Adolph Bolm, Le Carnaval)

Place

England (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1911

Medium

Photogravure, from the portfolio "Studies from the Russian Ballet" (1913)

Inscriptions

No markings recto or verso

Dimensions

Image: 19.3 × 14 cm (7 5/8 × 5 9/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 × 14.7 cm (8 × 5 13/16 in.); Hinged matte: 35.5 × 24.2 cm (14 × 9 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert A. Taub

Reference Number

2012.250.11

Extended information about this artwork

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