Head of a Roman Youth
This strikingly handsome and sensitive portrait head in the plastic Hadrianic-Antonine style of the mid-2nd century A.D. is similar to a portrait of the young Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museum, Rome. It may represent a prince of the imperial family, one of the children of Antoninus Pius.
Source: Dallas Museum of Art
Olga Spessivtseva and Serge Lifar in La Chatte
“I have been to the Russian ballet,” Alabama tried to explain herself, “and it seemed to me—Oh, I don’t know! As if it held all the things I’ve always tried to find in everything else.”
“What have you seen?”
“La Chatte, Madame, I must do that some day!” Alabama replied impulsively.
A faint flicker of intrigued interest moved the black eyes recessionally. Then the personality withdrew from the face. Looking into her eyes was like walking through a long stone tunnel with a grey light shining at the other end, sloshing blindly through dank dripping earth over a moist curving bottom.
“You are too old. It is a beautiful ballet. Why have you come to me so late?”
“I didn’t know before. I was too busy living.”
“And now you have done all your living?”
“Enough to be fed up,” laughed Alabama.
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save me the Waltz
edit: thank you for your answers!
Salon de thé chez Fauchon. Paris, 1910.
© Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet