Vaslav Nijinsky


Vaslav Nijinsky in the ballet L’Aprés-midi d’un Faune. Modeled by Lady Una Vincenzo Troubridge. Bronze on wood base, 1913. Howard D. Rothschild Collection. MS Thr 414.1 (80). Bequest, 1989.

Portrait bust by Una Vincenzo Troubridge of Vaslav Nijinsky in the ballet L’Après-midi d’un Faune

Reportedly this is one of four bronze castings from a plaster original that was in the possession of the Ballets Russes dancer Lydia Sokolova. Sokolova had discovered it, abandoned and unrecognized, in a London antique shop. With the permission of the artist, copies were made.  (The plaster copy is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.)