Portrait of Florence O'Denishawn in Dance
Garbed in a classical ballerina tutu replete with petite swan wings, Florence O'Denishawn poses demurely against the wall with her crossed arms raised as if in a self-embrace. Her right hand is gently poised on her left shoulder. She stands En Pointe in satin ballerina slippers with her left foot ever so slightly positioned behind her right root. With her head tilted back and her chin pointed over her left shoulder, she demurely holds the viewer in her gaze. O'Denishawn is a composite of elegance and child-like playfulness captured in a moment of coy repose.