girl threading a needle by candlelight

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Drawing by Vera Willoughby of Lubov Tchernicheva as the Tsarevna in Mikhail Fokine’s ballet L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird). Watercolour and gouache.

Vera Willoughby

Artist/Maker: Vera Willoughby, born 1870 - died 1939 (Artist)

Materials and Techniques: Watercolour and gouache on art board
Credit Line: Cyril W Beaumont Bequest
Museum number: S.437-2000
Victoria and Albert Museum
Description and Image from: Victoria and Albert Museum  ”Full length female figure with long plaits entwined with pearls, facing front with bent outstretched arms, wearing a ‘pearl’ encrusted kokoshnik and a grey sarafan decorated in blue with blue front panel decorated with ‘pearls’ and decorative panels; the lower sleeves are banded in blue. The background is black and the ‘floor’ grey. Titled: Tchernacheva. Watercolour and gouache.” ( 
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Civil Rights Protest prep. Hair pulling and blowing smoke in her face to prepare her for the experience of sitting in restaurants that were not willing to serve people of color.