Today’s mystery. I was writing a piece for the Sunday Times earlier in the year, and they sent me some images to accompany my review. One was captioned ‘Taglioni’:
I’m pretty clear it’s not Taglioni — the shoes, everything about it suggests 1870s/1880s to me, and, although I don’t know why, I also think it says ‘Russia’ somehow, maybe an Italian dancer in Russia.
Any balletomanes out there with good eyes and memories?