Original artwork for Ballet and Dance.
London: Macdonald Educational, (1973). Thirty-six gouache paintings on eighteen pieces of variously-sized illustration board, the largest measuring 21 1/2 by 15 3/4 inches; the smallest, 9 by 12. These illustrations are laid out in page format, with the artwork positioned where they appear alongside the text in the published work, a copy of which is included with this archive. This is the complete artwork for all 31 pages of the book, including the title page—which the marginal production notation indicates is a duplication of the image of a Yugoslav folk dancer on page 8—as well as the endpapers. Galsworthy was a British graphic artist who designed many dust jackets and posters in the mid-twentieth century. This title, one of 60 in the publisher's "First Library" series, covers many key elements of dance, from the folk traditions of many nations, to an extensive look at ballet, as well as current trends in modern dance, such as the musical, "Hair." The artwork illustrating the Maypole dance appears twice, as it was extensively reworked for publication and both versions are included. Boards have been shrinkwrapped to foamcore, and are overall in fine condition. Item #31417