Collection Artwork
George Platt Lynes (East Orange, New Jersey, 1907 – 1955, New York)
[Tanaquil Le Clercq in costume for "Western Symphony," choreography by George Balanchine, costumes by Karinska]
mid-1950s
gelatin silver print
Tanaquil Le Clercq (Paris, France, 1929 – 2000, New York, New York)
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
image size: 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.
Gift of Robert Tracy, Class of 1977
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
1986.233
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso: Tanaquil Le Clercq [underlined in green pencil] / Western Symphony
Handwritten in blue pencil, paper verso, center: History #3 [“#3” encircled]
Handwritten in blue pencil, paper verso, center right: p. 96
Handwritten in orange pencil, paper verso, center right: 50 / 75 / 26 to 13 / [horizontal line] / 26 to 19 ½ / [horizontal line] / DP’S / [horizontal line] / CIANO
Handwritten in blue ink, paper verso, lower right, upside down: 3 [encircled] / 9 [encircled and scribbled through]
Handwritten in pencil, paper verso, lower left: 145 [encircled]
Two copyright/permissions stamps in red ink, paper verso

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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Pattern by Erin Barry ’16
Inspired by the exhibition The Jewel Thief
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.