Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 114

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500


Marie-Jeanne, Dancer in Dressing Room.

Oil on panel gesso, 1947. 938x711 mm; 37x28 inches. Titled, signed, and dated by Meltzoff on verso: "Marie-Jeanne Pelus de Quesada / Ballerina on Tour / Aug 1947 / Stanley Meltzoff."
Provenance: From the Estate of Stanley Meltzoff.
An intimate portrait of the American ballerina in a pensive state back stage. Marie-Jeanne (who dropped her surname of Pelus to sound more stage-like) was acclaimed for the speed of her jumps and beats. She was long associated with George Ballanchine and a member of the New York City Ballet.