Item #222427 Portrait photograph of Claude Marchant. Claude Marchant, Carl Van Vechten.

Portrait photograph of Claude Marchant.

New York: February 21, 1947.

Frontal portrait of the dancer in Caribbean costume, seated on stool. 1 vols. 25 cm x 17 cm. (approximately 9-7/8 x 6-5/8 inches). Photographer's blind stamp lower right, atelier stamp on rear, docketed in ink with the subject, date, and the print refrence ("xx cc 0") Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978). Item #222427

Rare image of the Caribbean-born dancer / choreographer, former member of the Katherine Dunham dance troupe, around the time of the staging of the first Calypso musical on Broadway, CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL choreographed by Marchant himself. Marchant, no doubt had danced in the previous show choreographed by Dunham, CARIB SONG (1945), with lyrics by Trinidadian author William Archer. No image of Marchant exists in the Library of Congress. This print is inscribed to Mauriber.

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