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Frontispiece to Chopin’s Third Ballade

Photo credit: Tate

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The Third Ballade was one of the greatest compositions by the Polish pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin who died in 1849 at the age of thirty nine. While an initial viewing might suggest a simple equestrian portrait, there is an implicit subtext of female domination in the woman’s mastery of the horse. Her determined expression, and the disparity between the horse and rider, reinforce this. Although never published in his lifetime, this design was used to illustrate Beardsley’s obituary in The Studio in 1898.

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Date

1895

Medium

Ink and wash on paper

Measurements

H 26 x W 24.5 cm

Accession number

T07487

Acquisition method

Presented by the Patrons of British Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1999

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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