Chisholm Larsson Gallery: CL2074 Carmencita - Danseuse Cosmopolite [x] close
Poster ID: CL2074
Original Title: Carmencita - Danseuse Cosmopolite
Year of Poster: 1890s
Category: Theatrical/Ballet and Dance
Actor/Artist/Director: Printer Galice
Country of Poster: French
Size: 49 x 35 inches = 124 x 89 cm
Condition: Very Good
Price: $800
Available: Yes
Notes: Interesting note regarding Carmencita: There is a 1894 American short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by William K.L. Dickson, the Scottish inventor credited with the invention of the motion picture camera under the employ of Thomas Edison. This video is one of a series of Edison short films featuring circus and vaudeville acts. According to film historian Charles Musser, Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and may have been the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States" Also the subject for famous painters of the turn-of-the-century: "John Singer Sargent , it turns out, wouldn't be the only painter of Carmencita. Both William Merritt Chase and James Beckwith also did portraits of her .
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