Eleonora Duse (1858-1924)


Photo A. Champagne. Eleonora Duse. The great Italian tragédienne whose death has mourned the soul of all those who love the Theater in the world. Original: La grande tragédienne italienne de qui la mort a endeuillé l’âme de tous ceu qui dans le monde aiment le Théâtre. Le Théâtre et Comœdia illustré, Mai 1924. | src BnF ~ Gallica
ELEONORA DUSE, (d’après une sanguine [red chalk drawing] de Roumoff 1892). Le Théâtre et Comœdia illustré, Mai 1924. | src BnF ~ Gallica

Frontispice de Odilon Redon

Frontispice symboliste de Odilon Redon à l’eau-forte et pointe sèche sur vergé, pour un ouvrage de l’auteur oublié Adrien Remacle (1849-1916). La passante. [Roman d’une âme]. Paris, Bibliothèque artistique et littéraire, 1892. Édition originale. | src Arenberg Auctions

Loïe Fuller by Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) :: Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893. Color lithograph. Parisian audiences were captivated by Loïe Fuller (1862–1928) whose unique performances involved manipulating voluminous translucent gowns with the aid of large poles in each hand. Fuller danced in a specially designed space featuring a glass floor illuminated from below and surrounded by mirrors. Electric lights of various colors projected onto the stage created an ethereal, swirling effect. Fuller’s extraordinary dance was the subject of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most abstract lithograph. The artist used layers of colored ink—including some metallic tones—to convey the movement and energy of Fuller’s performances. | src The Cleveland Museum of Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) :: Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893. Brush and spatter lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper. Loïe Fuller was famous in turn-of-the-century Paris for her dazzling performances which combined dance, colored electric lights, and music. In this print, inspired by her appearance at the Folies Bergère, Lautrec captures the decorative effect of her billowing silk gown, which she manipulated with large poles held in her hands. Lautrec executed about sixty versions of this print in a variety of colored inks, including gold and silver. | src The Met

Girl in Chair, ca. 1892

Otto (Sverige, 1849 – 1922) :: Flicka i stol (Girl in Chair), ca. 1892. Albumen silver print. Fotografstämpel på kartongens framsida. | src Art and photography around 1900 at Moderna Museet (Helmer Bäckströms fotografisamling)
Types de procédés de reproduction. Spécimen de photographie au sel d’argent. Portrait par Otto. | src Moderna Museet