‘Arethusa’ by Mme Yevonde

Lady Bridget Poulett as 'Arethusa'
by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print, 1935
14 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (374 mm x 274 mm)
Given by Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Philone Middleton (née Cumbers)), 1971
Madame Yevonde :: Lady Bridget Poulett as ‘Arethusa’. Vivex colour print, 1935 | NPG
Given by Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Philone Middleton (née Cumbers)), 1971
Madame Yevonde :: Lady Bridget Poulett as 'Arethusa'. Vivex colour print, 1935 | NPG
Madame Yevonde :: Lady Bridget Poulett as ‘Arethusa’. Vivex colour print, 1935 | National Portrait Gallery

Arethusa was a wood nymph from Elis, associated with the goddess Artemis. Pursued relentlessly by the river-god Alpheus, Arethusa begged for Artemis’s help in escaping his attentions. The goddess opened up a passage under the sea which enabled Arethusa to emerge as a spring in Syracuse, on the island of Ortygia (Sicily) – hence the seaweed in Yevonde’s sitter’s hair. (quoted from NPG)

Madame Yevonde :: Lady Bridget Poulett as 'Arethusa'. Vivex colour print, 1935 | NPG
Madame Yevonde :: Lady Bridget Poulett as ‘Arethusa’. Vivex colour print, 1935 | National Portrait Gallery

Rambova by Struss, 1920s

Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still*]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still*]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still*]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum
Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Natacha Rambova, 1920s. [production still*]; Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum

[*] production stills probably from the film Forbidden Fruit (Cecil B. DeMille, 1921). In the film Rambova (b. Winifred Shaughnessy), along with Mitchell Leisen, was the costume designer and Struss the cinematographer.

Von der Laute bis zum Banjo

Zerline Balten, in “From the Lute to the Banjo” (“Von der Laute bis zum Banjo”), Published in Elegante Welt 14:16 (August 12, 1925): 18. Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. From Marking Modern Movement: Dance and Gender in the Visual Imagery of the Weimar Republic | src University of Michigan

«Les chansons de Bilitis», 1922

«Les chansons de Bilitis» traduit du grec par Pierre Louÿs , ill. de George Barbier, gravées sur bois par François-Louis Schmied. Pierre Corrard, Paris, 1922. | src BnF