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Artist Unknown. Le Sacre du Printemps, Sketch of a rehearsal, ca. 1919. Pencil. Howard D. Rothschild Collection. pf MS Thr 414.2 (253). Bequest, 1989.

Sketch of a rehearsal, probably of the revised version of Le Sacre du Printemps

Based on the arrangement of dancers and the presence of LĂ©onide Massine directing from atop a chair, this sketch appears to be a rehearsal of the revised version of The Rite of Spring, in preparation for its re-introduction in 1920.