The Javanese Dancer
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The Javanese Dancer (Dorsha Hayes), 1925
Linocut in black ink on wove paper
Titled, signed and dated in pencil by the artist, lower margin
Image: 10.25 x 8.5 in (18.4 x 41 cm)
Sheet: 12.375 x 10.125 in (21.6 x 44.5 cm)
Dorsha Hayes (1897 - 1990), born Doris Bentley, was a stage actress and dancer during the early 20th century. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois. She made her debut appearance in Pierre Loti's Daughter of Heaven in 1912. She continued to perform until suffering a case of rheumatic fever in 1936, and thereafter became a published writer.