THE NUREYEV COPY OF DORÉ'S LONDON
some occasional foxing, teg, large 4to, 15 x 11 ins. contemporary hf. crushed red morocco, some slight wear and rubbing,
Among his many passions, the work of Gustave Doré appealed to Nureyev. His depiction of Paris, it's Beau Monde, the dancers, jugglers and actors, led him through to the Fairy and fantastical World of Perrault and La Fontaine. The London Fête's and Picnics, the theatrical scenes of "The Penny Gaff" and "Blondin in Shoreditch," and the dramatic scenes of the Metropolis attracted the young Nureyev. Nureyev's tomb is in the Russian Cemetary at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois near Paris. This mosaic memorial resembles one of the oriental kilim rugs that Nureyev loved so much, and could well have appeared in a Doré illustration. It was designed by Ezio Frigerio, Nueryev's favourite set and costume designer, whose work often echoed Doré.
Stock ref: 13371