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Warming Up Collection

"Warming Up: The Graceful Prelude to a Dance" As the spotlight bathes the stage, anticipation fills the air

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Rhode Island, Newport, Gurney's Newport Resort, Fire pit on deck

Rhode Island, Newport, Gurney's Newport Resort, Fire pit on deck

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 13APR24

Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 13APR24
Match action during the Premier League match between Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor during the 2023/24 season, on 13th April 2024.

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 13APR24

Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 13APR24
Match action during the Premier League match between Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor during the 2023/24 season, on 13th April 2024.

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24

Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest during the 2023/24 season, at the American Express Stadium on the 10thMarch 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24

Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest during the 2023/24 season, at the American Express Stadium on the 10thMarch 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24

Brighton and Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Premier League 10MAR24
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest during the 2023/24 season, at the American Express Stadium on the 10thMarch 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Premier League 04FEB24

Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Premier League 04FEB24
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace during the 2023/24 season, at the American Express Stadium on the 4th February 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Premier League 04FEB24

Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Premier League 04FEB24
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace during the 2023/24 season, at the American Express Stadium on the 4th February 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Luton Town v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 30JAN24

Luton Town v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 30JAN24
Match action during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Brighton and Hove Albion at Kenilworth Road, Luton during the 2023/24 season, on 30 January 2024

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Dancing-Girls; Les Danseuses, (pastel on paper)

Dancing-Girls; Les Danseuses, (pastel on paper)
656460 Dancing-Girls; Les Danseuses, (pastel on paper) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 81.2x64.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Dancing-Girls; Les Danseuses. Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Study of Dancers; Etude de Danseuses, (charcoal and pastel on paper)

Study of Dancers; Etude de Danseuses, (charcoal and pastel on paper)
652504 Study of Dancers; Etude de Danseuses, (charcoal and pastel on paper) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 47.5x62.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Study of Dancers; Etude de Danseuses)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: In the Wings, from L Estampe Moderne, published Paris 1897-99 (colour litho

In the Wings, from L Estampe Moderne, published Paris 1897-99 (colour litho
STC194675 In the Wings, from L Estampe Moderne, published Paris 1897-99 (colour litho) by Boutet, Henri (1851-1919); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageWarming Up Collection: The End of the Chapter, 1911

The End of the Chapter, 1911
BRA33311 The End of the Chapter, 1911 by Steer, Philip Wilson (1860-1942); 120.5x143 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire, UK; eBradford Museums & Galleries; English

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Two Dancers; Deux Danseuses, (charcoal on tracing paper)

Two Dancers; Deux Danseuses, (charcoal on tracing paper)
655961 Two Dancers; Deux Danseuses, (charcoal on tracing paper) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 37x30 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Two Dancers; Deux Danseuses)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)

The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)
661029 The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint) by Pollard, James (1797-1867) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Epsom Races)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Dancers at the bar, c. 1877-79 (pastel on paper laid down on board)

Dancers at the bar, c. 1877-79 (pastel on paper laid down on board)
CH15719 Dancers at the bar, c.1877-79 (pastel on paper laid down on board) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 66x51 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Harlequin Dancers; L Arlequin aux Danseuses, 1896 (pastel)

Harlequin Dancers; L Arlequin aux Danseuses, 1896 (pastel)
651506 Harlequin Dancers; L Arlequin aux Danseuses, 1896 (pastel) by Carrier-Belleuse, Pierre (1851-1933); 198x119.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Harlequin Dancers; L Arlequin aux Danseuses)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Three Dancers (Green Corsets); Trois danseuses (corsages verts), c

Three Dancers (Green Corsets); Trois danseuses (corsages verts), c
1768915 Three Dancers (Green Corsets); Trois danseuses (corsages verts), c.1900 (pastel on paper laid down on board) by Degas

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)

Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)
661028 Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint) by Pollard, James (1797-1867) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Epsom Races)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Dancers; Danseuses, (pastel on paper)

Dancers; Danseuses, (pastel on paper)
656601 Dancers; Danseuses, (pastel on paper) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 47.6x62.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Dancers; Danseuses. Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Pastel on paper

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Study of a Dancer; Etude de Danseuse, (pastel, wax crayon and charcoal on paper)

Study of a Dancer; Etude de Danseuse, (pastel, wax crayon and charcoal on paper)
826385 Study of a Dancer; Etude de Danseuse, (pastel, wax crayon and charcoal on paper) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 47x63 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Study of a Dancer; Etude de Danseuse)

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Celtic training, Charlie Tully limbers up. Circa 1955

Celtic training, Charlie Tully limbers up. Circa 1955

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Everton football player Ian Snodin pictured warminh up on the sidelines during his

Everton football player Ian Snodin pictured warminh up on the sidelines during his sides Premier League match against Coventry City at Goodison Park. 18th October 1992

Background imageWarming Up Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20117911

EyeUbiquitous_20117911
Entertainment, Circus, Acrobat warming up before show

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Marshall Royal and Frank Wess, saxophonists with the Count Basie Orchestra, c1950s

Marshall Royal and Frank Wess, saxophonists with the Count Basie Orchestra, c1950s

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Games master taking a gym class, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Games master taking a gym class, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Background imageWarming Up Collection: The Countryman and the Serpent, 1870. Artist: Gauchard Brunier

The Countryman and the Serpent, 1870. Artist: Gauchard Brunier
The Countryman and the Serpent, 1870. The Farmer and the Viper. From The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, by Walter Thornbury. [Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London and NY, 1870]

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Deux Danseuses Corsages Jaunes, c1902. Artist: Edgar Degas

Deux Danseuses Corsages Jaunes, c1902. Artist: Edgar Degas
Deux Danseuses Corsages Jaunes, c1902. From The Life and Work of Edgar Degas, by J. B. Manson. [The Studio Limited, London, 1927]

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Alarming Scarcity, 1874 (1891). Artist: George du Maurier

Alarming Scarcity, 1874 (1891). Artist: George du Maurier
Alarming Scarcity, 1874 (1891). A print from Society Pictures, drawn by George du Maurier, selected from Punch, Volume I, London, 1891

Background imageWarming Up Collection: The Hearth, c1880-1882. Artist: Jozef Israels

The Hearth, c1880-1882. Artist: Jozef Israels
The Hearth, c1880-1882. A print from Modern Artists, prepared under the direction of FG Dumas, JS Virtue and Co, London, c1880-1882

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Dancer, c1874. Artist: Edgar Degas

Dancer, c1874. Artist: Edgar Degas
Dancer, c1874. Degas, Edgar (1834-1917). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageWarming Up Collection: female Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) warming up on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

female Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) warming up on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), the Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Mariahoevepark

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Decisive Moment: Huddersfield vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League (01DEC18)

Decisive Moment: Huddersfield vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League (01DEC18)
Match action during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Brighton and Hove Albion at the John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield, on the 1st December 2018

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Premier League Showdown: Everton vs. Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park (03NOV18)

Premier League Showdown: Everton vs. Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park (03NOV18)
Match action during the Premier League match between Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Goodison Park, Liverpool, on the 3rd November 2018

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Portsmouth Carabao Cup 17SEP20

Brighton and Hove Albion v Portsmouth Carabao Cup 17SEP20
Match action during the Carabao Cup match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Portsmouth during the 2020/21 season, at the American Express Community Stadium on the 17th September 2020

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Brighton and Chelsea Clash in Premier League: 14SEP20 at American Express Community Stadium

Brighton and Chelsea Clash in Premier League: 14SEP20 at American Express Community Stadium
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea during the 2020/21 season, at the American Express Community Stadium on the 14th September 2020

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Intense Premier League Clash: Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Chelsea (14SEP20)

Intense Premier League Clash: Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Chelsea (14SEP20)
Match action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea during the 2020/21 season, at the American Express Community Stadium on the 14th September 2020

Background imageWarming Up Collection: Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 04JUL2020

Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion Premier League 04JUL2020
Match action during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Carrow Road on the 04JUL20

Background imageWarming Up Collection: 10NOV18: Intense Premier League Clash - Cardiff City vs. Brighton and Hove Albion

10NOV18: Intense Premier League Clash - Cardiff City vs. Brighton and Hove Albion
Match action during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, on the 10th November 2018



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"Warming Up: The Graceful Prelude to a Dance" As the spotlight bathes the stage, anticipation fills the air. Dancing-girls adorned in vibrant costumes exude an aura of elegance and poise. In Les Danseuses, their delicate movements are captured flawlessly on pastel paper, each stroke bringing them closer to life. In Trois Danseuses en Maillot, three dancers clad in leotards showcase their strength and flexibility. Charcoal lines accentuate their fluidity as they prepare for a mesmerizing performance that will leave spectators spellbound. Etude de Danseuses portrays dancers engrossed in deep concentration. Charcoal and pastel blend seamlessly on paper, capturing every nuance of their practiced motions. Their dedication is palpable as they warm up before taking center stage. Peeking through the curtains in In the Wings, we catch a glimpse of dancers preparing themselves mentally for what lies ahead. This color litho from L'Estampe Moderne transports us back to late 19th-century Paris when ballet was at its zenith. The End of the Chapter marks a poignant moment where one dance concludes and another begins anew. It serves as a reminder that warming up is not just physical but also symbolic—a transition between chapters in life's grand narrative. Deux Danseuses showcases two figures sketched delicately with charcoal on tracing paper—evidence of an artist's meticulous study of movement and form. They stand side by side, ready to embark on an enchanting journey together. In The Betting Post aquatint print from 1836, we witness dancers eagerly awaiting their turn amidst bustling excitement—an atmosphere charged with anticipation akin to warming up before entering uncharted territory. Pastels bring Dancers at the Bar to life—a scene frozen in time where performers find solace while stretching muscles against wooden supports laid down on board. Each dancer prepares meticulously for her moment under bright stage lights.