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Rosina Wright

Rosina Wright

A carte-de-visite portrait of the celebrated ballet dancer Rosina Wright (1827-1916), sometimes dubbed ‘the English Taglioni.’

Throughout her career she proved enormously popular with audiences and critics alike, the latter praising 'her fascinating terpsichorean abilities' (The Era, 17 July 1853) and 'her brilliant dashing style' (Reynold's Weekly, 8 January 1860).

Photographed in the spring of 1860 by Camille Silvy of London.


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