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Graceful Collection

Background imageGraceful Collection: Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake

Anna Pavlova dancing Swan Lake
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) Russian ballet dancer photographed here in Swan Lake in 1920

Background imageGraceful Collection: Four ballerinas on a music sheet

Four ballerinas on a music sheet
Four ballerinas depicted on a music sheet, performing The Celebrated Pas de Quatre, composed by Jules Perrot, as danced at Her Majestys Theatre, London, on 12 July 1845

Background imageGraceful Collection: Anna Pavlova and Marius Petipa

Anna Pavlova and Marius Petipa
Anna Pavlova (1881 -1931) elegantly striking a pose under the watchful eyes of her long running admirer the great Marius Petipa (1818 1910). Date: circa 1905

Background imageGraceful Collection: Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)

Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)
Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China 1774-1856

Background imageGraceful Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageGraceful Collection: Mirrored Dressing Table

Mirrored Dressing Table
A graceful & elegant woman sits on an upholstered leather chair at a stylish art deco mirrored dressing table with a bottle of scent, candlesticks & looking glass

Background imageGraceful Collection: England / Worcester

England / Worcester
A striking picture of Worcester, Worcestershire, with its old cathedral and the graceful spire of St. Andrews church, set beside the River Severn

Background imageGraceful Collection: Snowman Dancing 1924

Snowman Dancing 1924
A snowman dances with a graceful lady by moonlight

Background imageGraceful Collection: Lianne de Vries - French Belle Epoque Stage Actress

Lianne de Vries - French Belle Epoque Stage Actress - Folies Bergeres Star and Singer. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Four costumes representing Maytime Modes. Suggestions

Four costumes representing Maytime Modes. Suggestions for dancers both on and off the stage, 1928, Top left: sophisticated simplicity - a gown of black satin crepe

Background imageGraceful Collection: Illustration of a cape worn over a short-skirted dress. Date: 1920s

Illustration of a cape worn over a short-skirted dress. Date: 1920s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Goochs Jurna Advertisement

Goochs Jurna Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Goochs Vogue & Value, promoting Jurna corsets, which gives women graceful lines and poise

Background imageGraceful Collection: Betty Stockfeld

Betty Stockfeld
Australian actress Betty Stockfeld (1905-1966), mostly known for her film work, but here appearing in a theatrical production of A Cold June at the Duchess Theatre. Date: 1932

Background imageGraceful Collection: Viscountess St Davids

Viscountess St Davids
Doreen Jowett became Viscountess St Davids when she married Jestyn Philipps, 2nd Viscount St Davids in 1938. Date: 1939

Background imageGraceful Collection: Basil Rathbone diving

Basil Rathbone diving
English actor Basil Rathbone (1892-1967), famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, here caught mid-dive. Date: 1939

Background imageGraceful Collection: Three sumptuous oufits described as Graceful Gestures

Three sumptuous oufits described as Graceful Gestures of the Mode, Paris, 1926 from Doeuillet, Premet and Jenny Date: 1926

Background imageGraceful Collection: Crested partridge and buttonquail

Crested partridge and buttonquail
Crested partridge, Rollulus rouloul 1 and Madagascar buttonquail, Turnix nigricollis or Turnix nigrifrons 2. Crittonice coronata, Emipodio a benda nera

Background imageGraceful Collection: The Jugglers by Averil Burleigh

The Jugglers by Averil Burleigh
The Jugglers: A Study in Modernity, by Averil Burleigh (1883 - 1949). Exhibited at the Society of Women Artists in 1929. Date: 1929

Background imageGraceful Collection: Angelic women in the most wonderful photo ever taken

Angelic women in the most wonderful photo ever taken
Two women appear angelic, dressed in flowing material as they are photographed amongst the clouds. The positioning of the women

Background imageGraceful Collection: Spring dress with Egyptian style embroidery by Isobel

Spring dress with Egyptian style embroidery by Isobel
A frock of fine black silk jerseylene featuring embroideries in Egyptian colourings from Isobel, of 4 Maddox Street, London. Worn with a dashing hat and cane

Background imageGraceful Collection: The Analysis of Beauty II by William Hogarth

The Analysis of Beauty II by William Hogarth -- men and women dancing in a grand salon. 18th century

Background imageGraceful Collection: Swan Lands Near Mate Date: 1947

Swan Lands Near Mate Date: 1947

Background imageGraceful Collection: Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002) - Hostess of Glamis Caste - taken just after she attained her majority

Background imageGraceful Collection: FALL / WHIPPET / 1948

FALL / WHIPPET / 1948
WYEMERE GRACEFUL IMP Owned by Moseley. Date: 1948

Background imageGraceful Collection: Berwick swans

Berwick swans
A large flock of swans in Berwick harbour. All move in the same direction. One swan stretches its neck out Date: 1990

Background imageGraceful Collection: Glamorous Italian Woman in long coat

Glamorous Italian Woman in long coat and feather hat Date: 1915

Background imageGraceful Collection: Dancing LA Furlana

Dancing LA Furlana
A couple - probably American - perform the graceful movements of this little-known dance. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGraceful Collection: Court presentation, the convolutions of the train

Court presentation, the convolutions of the train
As a society lady is presented at court, the logistical difficulty of curtseying to the Queen while simultaneously trying to manage her huge train, is captured by an ILN artist

Background imageGraceful Collection: Columbine and Pierrot

Columbine and Pierrot
Harlequin illustration, showing Pierrot kneeling at Columbines feet. Date: 1923

Background imageGraceful Collection: Aesthetic Dancers

Aesthetic Dancers
Two girls performing a graceful outdoor dance. Date: 1930s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Girl in boat with swans on a German greetings card

Girl in boat with swans on a German greetings card
Girl in a boat drawn by four swans on a German greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Uighurs dancing, Xinjiang, north west China

Uighurs dancing, Xinjiang, north west China
Uighurs performing their national dance, Xinjiang, north west China. Date: 1953

Background imageGraceful Collection: Irene Vernon Castle

Irene Vernon Castle
IRENE CASTLE (nee FOOTE) Dancer, with her husband Vernon Castle known as Americas Dancing Sweethearts ; they were also in films. Date: 1917

Background imageGraceful Collection: Max Rivers Studios of Stage Dancing advertisement

Max Rivers Studios of Stage Dancing advertisement
Advertisement for the Max Rivers Studios of Stage Dancing, the way to attain a lithe and graceful figure according to the copy. Date: 1928

Background imageGraceful Collection: Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe
Plate 412 (332) Girafe, Femelle. From Histoire Naturelle des Mammifcres, avec des figures originales, Vol. 4, 1819-42, by Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & Baron Georges L. C. Frederic D. Cuvier

Background imageGraceful Collection: Horse-drawn flour cart, USA

Horse-drawn flour cart, USA
Horse-drawn flour cart, with a graceful pair of dappled greys, North America. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGraceful Collection: Javelin thrower, 1913

Javelin thrower, 1913
The graceful pose of a javelin thrower published to accompany an article by F. A. M. Webster in The Bystander suggesting reasons for Britains failure in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games was down to a

Background imageGraceful Collection: Indian Dancer

Indian Dancer. 19th century

Background imageGraceful Collection: German Dancer

German Dancer. 19th century

Background imageGraceful Collection: English Ballet Dancer

English Ballet Dancer. 19th century

Background imageGraceful Collection: Sphere front cover - Debutantes practise the curtsey

Sphere front cover - Debutantes practise the curtsey
Front cover of The Sphere featuring a photograph of debutantes practising their curtsey for the forthcoming courts in May of 1933 at Miss Muriel Simmons School in Regent Street. Date: 1933

Background imageGraceful Collection: Music cover, Les Parisiennes, Three New Polkas

Music cover, Les Parisiennes, Three New Polkas, L Enjouee, La Coquette, La Gracieuse, by Frederic Burgmuller circa 1850s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Dancing the Half + Half

Dancing the Half + Half
An American couple - he in tails, she in the attractive dress style of the period - perform this graceful step. Date: circa 1912

Background imageGraceful Collection: Little girls dancing in a row

Little girls dancing in a row
A line of little girls in party dresses dance in unison. Date: 1901

Background imageGraceful Collection: Advert for Jays courts gowns 1933

Advert for Jays courts gowns 1933
Limited amount of courts gowns, available from Jays. Showing a model wearing a beautiful slimline gown with white long gloves, train, feathers and tiara. 1933

Background imageGraceful Collection: Majesties Courts gown 1933

Majesties Courts gown 1933
Elegant model wearing a streamlined court gown for presentation at their Majesties court in 1933 by M.E Brooke. Wearing long veil, white long gloves, train and a spray of flowers. Date: 1933

Background imageGraceful Collection: Sunset over Falmouth harbour, Cornwall

Sunset over Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, with boats and swans. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageGraceful Collection: Kazakh national dance, Xinjiang, north west China

Kazakh national dance, Xinjiang, north west China
A woman performing a Kazakh national dance in Xinjiang (Sinkiang, Chinese Turkestan), north west China, with musicians playing in the background. Date: 1953



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