[Dance Study]

Artist: Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1949 Los Angeles, California)

Date: ca. 1912

Medium: Platinum print

Dimensions: 32.7 x 43.5 cm (12 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Classification: Photographs

Credit Line: Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949

Accession Number: 49.55.327


De Meyer photographed the dancer Nijinsky and other members of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes when L'après-midi d'un faun was presented in Paris in 1912. This photograph, the only nude by de Meyer, most likely portrays one member of the troupe in a costume whose source remains mysterious.