Sketches for ballerinas from a bit back by Alfred Albert, lead designer for two decades at the l’Opéra de Paris (1856-1876). Costuming them all up he left the drawings for us to see. Not as good as a seat in the first box but it will have to do.

"Graziosa."
“Graziosa.” Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546334.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=300430;4
"Zara."
“Zara.” Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8454639m.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=214593;2
"Les Elfes." (Image 1).
“Les Elfes.” (Image 1). Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546297.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=686698;4
"Les Huguenots." (Image 1).
“Les Huguenots.” (Image 1). Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546638.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=922751;2
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