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Fond de féerie, No. 1648
Additional title: Grand théâtre nouveau
Imagerie Pellerin (Épinal, France) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Grand théâtre nouveau

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890 - 1900 (Questionable)
Place: Epinal, France
Publisher: Pellerin & Cie
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Anon Gra 1
Toy theaters -- France
Biographical/historical: The Bibliothèque National of France, which holds the sections numbered 1650, 1654, 1655, 1662, and 1662 of the Grand théâtre nouveau, dates these prints to 1898-1900, and identifies them as a marionette theatre.
Biographical/historical: The term "image d'Epinal," named after the French town of Epinal that was a center of production during the 19th century, signifies a cheap woodcut print colored by hand or stencil.
Content: The print is labeled: Changements de décors à la minute.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, color ; 42 x 56 cm. or smaller.
Part of a toy theatre, containing scenery for a féerie or fairy play. No. 1648, labeled "Fond de féerie," depicts a backdrop of four elephants and their mahouts in a pool. A crowned female fairy, brandishing a wand, sits atop a flower borne aloft on the elephants' trunks. The pool is filled with frogs on lily pads, spouting water; two more fairies flank the scene; and a row of elephants stand guard in the background.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825070151
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758179
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0f546b50-e906-013b-d2fb-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2023: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fond de féerie" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1900.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fond de féerie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 4, 2024.

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Fond de féerie