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"The Dancer", portrait oil painting of Irina Baronova in costume for Swan Lake, ca. 1939 / Virgil Reilly

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ML 1309

Record identifier

YRlZjEln

"The Dancer", portrait oil painting of Irina Baronova in costume for Swan Lake, ca. 1939 / Virgil Reilly

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"The Dancer", portrait oil painting of Irina Baronova in costume for Swan Lake, ca. 1939 / Virgil Reilly

Full title

"The Dancer", portrait oil painting of Irina Baronova in costume for Swan Lake, ca. 1939 / Virgil Reilly

Date

ca. 1939

Call Numbers

ML 1309

Record Identifier

YRlZjEln

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Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - 128 x 97 cm - oil on canvas

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Copyright status : In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years

Copyright holder : assignee of Virgil Reilly

Approval for reproduction required

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Painting is a full body portrait of ballerina Irina Baronova dressed in a white tutu and standing 'en pointe'.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

"The Dancer", portrait oil painting of Irina Baronova in costume for Swan Lake, ca. 1939 / Virgil Reilly

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.2695 as part of the eRecords Project 2012-13

Women's weekly, 17 June 1939, cover - http://trove.nla.gov.au/aww/read/204252#page/1/mode/1up

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed, upper right hand corner

Attributions / Conjectures

The subject of the painting, Irina Baronova, was identified in a photograph which the painting was copied from : Geoffrey Ingram archive of Australian ballet. http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an24830090 (accessed 12-06-2013).

Baronova does not mention the painting in her autobiograp...

Date note

No date

Conservation note

Requires paint consolidation. It has been re-stretchered as it had been stored rolled

Published information

Published as the cover illustration for The Women's Weekly, 17 June 1939¶¶Discussed in : "Baronova painting uncovered at the State Library of NSW", Valerie Lawson's blog Dancelines, 26 June 2013. http://dancelines.com.au/ (accessed June 27, 2013)

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Donated by E. A. Crome, December 1972
Pic.Acc.2695

Administrative / Biographical history

Virgil Reilly, 1892-1974, is known for his work as a newspaper cartoonist, specifically for the ‘The Virgil Girls’ which appeared in the tabloid newspaper Smith’s Weekly during the 1920s and 1930s. He was also a comic book artist, illustrator and painter, contributing to The Women's Weekly, Truth (Melbourne) and The Daily Mirror.

Reference:
Virgil Reilly: From Pin-Ups to 'Punch' Perkins / Kevin Patrick. http://comicsdownunder.blogspot.com.au/2006/12/virgil-reilly-from-pin-ups-to-punch.html (accessed 13-06-2013)

Irina Baronova was born in Petrograd in 1919, before moving to Romania with her family at the age of 1. In Bucharest she began her dance training where her talent was spotted early on. Baronova then moved with her family to Paris where she was taught by Olga Preobrajenska and scouted by the choreographer George Bal...

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Call Numbers

ML 1309

Record Identifier

YRlZjEln

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YRlZjEln

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Reference code

910495

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