Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ballerinas

There's some beautiful images of dancers (and dances) of the eighteenth century. I couldn't possibly remember them all, but here is a selection of some of the famous ballerinas of the age who enchanted audiences with their grace and beauty.

Giovanna Baccelli, 1782 (Gainsborough)

Barbara Campanini, 1745 (Pesne)

Marie Sallé, 1734

Marie Camargo, 1730

Marie-Madeleine Guimard (Schall)

Hester Santlow (Ellys)

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  2. I have such a soft spot for ballerinas (having been one myself for 20 years...back in my glory days)-These are so stunning. Thanks:)

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  3. Gorgeous! Gorgeous post!!! I adore it :)
    xoxo
    Judith~

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