Alphonse Mucha - Princezna Hyacinta 1911 Pictured alongside Mucha's own black & white photograph study for the painting Princezna Hyacinta (Princess Hyacinth). The lithograph was printed to advertise Princezna Hyacinta, a fairy tale ballet and pantomime by Ladislav Novák and Oskar Nedbal an acclaimed Czech violinist.
Alphonse Mucha | Studio photograph, study for a painting | late 1800s or early 1900's. Between 1896 and the early 1900s Mucha made a series of photographs of the models posing for him. The use of photography as an inexpensive medium for preliminary studies was common among Mucha’s Parisian contemporaries.
Lady Clementina Hawarden (British photographer) 1822 - 1865, Clementina and Isabella Grace Maude, 5 Princes Gardens; Photographic Study, ca. 1859-64, sepia photograph, mounted on card, 11.5 x 9 cm. Victorian and Albert Museum, London.
Ballet pose study (plus one random hand that looked kinda nice so it got stuck up there in the corner) Feel free to use for pose references if you wish, I just did an image search for “ballet poses” and worked off some photographs that I liked so it’s not like I own them or anything.
Clementina, Lady Hawarden, is a poetic, if elusive, presence among nineteenth-century photographers. As a devoted mother, her life revolved around her eight children. She took up photography in 1857; using her daughters as models, she created a body of work remarkable for its technical brilliance and its original depiction of nascent womanhood.