Léonide Massine


Laura Knight (1877-1970). Le Tricorne, Character portrait of Léonide Massine, 1919. Ink. Uncatalogued portrait drawings. Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild Fund, 2001.

Portrait by Laura Knight of Léonide Massine in Le Tricorne

The British artist Laura Knight became devoted to the Ballets Russes, having made paintings and drawings based on every London season from the first in 1911 to the last in 1929. She published an entire portfolio of ink drawings of Léonide Massine, and this drawing was reproduced in that edition.