Carlotta Edwards (1894-1977)
|Artist Name||Carlotta Edwards (1894-1977)|
|Title||Pas de Quatre Ballet|
|Description||An original oil on canvas dating to the early 1950's by noted British artist Carlotta Edwards who was famous for depicting ballet scenes. A lovely original oil painting depicting a ballet in which four ballerinas are dancing together, known as a Pas de Quatre. This is usually part of a larger ballet such as Swan Lake. There is a landscape behind them. Works by Edwards were made into prints and populated many walls during the 1950's but this is an original oil painting. A lovely painting for ballet enthusiasts.
Signed lower left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||16 x 12 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 22 inches by 18 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||The 1950s saw an explosion of all things ballet in popular culture. One of the most prominent artists was Carlotta Edwards (1894-1977). Edwards was the daughter of the French painter Ferdinand Pourrier. Her ballet scenes once graced the bedrooms of little girls (and big) all over England but were very popular in Australia and New Zealand. Edwards appears to have based most of her pictures on photographs of popular British dancers.|