Russian ballet (Pavlova and Nijinsky in “Pavillon d’Armide”), 1907. Serge Sudeikin (Russian, 1882-1946). Oil on panel.
Le Pavillon d’Armide was first presented on 25 November 1907 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, with staging and costumes by Alexandre Benois. Principal dancers were Anna Pavlova in the role of Armida, Vaslav Nijinsky as her slave, and Pavel Gerdt as the Vicomte René de Beaugency.