Collection Artwork
[Maria Tallchief as the Firebird in "Firebird," choreography by George Balanchine]
gelatin silver print, white ink
George Platt Lynes (East Orange, New Jersey, 1907 – 1955, New York)
Maria Tallchief (Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925 – 2013, Chicago, Illinois)
paper size: 10 x 8 1/8 in.
image size: 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.
Gift of Robert Tracy, Class of 1977
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
Inscribed in black ink, paper verso, left center, sideways: MARIA TALLCHIEF [“TALLCHIEF” underlined in green pencil] / Firebird / George Platt Lynes / DANCE COLLECTION
Inscribed in green pencil, lower right, sideways: 42 to 26 / [horizontal line] / DP / [horizontal line] / CIANO
Inscribed in orange pencil, paper verso, upper center: 109+
Inscribed in blue ink, paper verso, lower left, sideways: 118.
Inscribed in pencil, paper verso, lower left: 150 [encircled]
Two copyright stamps in red link, paper verso, center right

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
Pattern by Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
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.