In Costume, 1914, oil on canvas,
72 x 52 inches
Portrait of Jeanne Cartier, in Cole Porter’s See America First., oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches, 1916. Collection, Yale Art Gallery (Note, scan of catalogue photo.) Exhibited, National Academy of Design 1917, Yale Art Gallery 2004
The Yale Art Gallery, which owns this painting in its collections, makes these observations:
“Silhouetted at life size against a curtain backdrop, the vivacious dancer in iridescent costume holds castanets in outstretched arms and wears a toreador hat. The painting reveals Mora’s admiration for full-length portraits by Spanish masters like Velazquez in the vigorous rendering of flattened forms. The faint illusion of three-dimensional space ultimately depends on the pointed placement of her satin shoe in the foreground.”
Isadora Duncan, pastel on paper, approx. 17 x 18 inches. Collection, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College. This is probably a study for the oil painting with this image which will also be catalogued.