Grand théâtre nouveau
NamesImagerie Pellerin (Épinal, France) (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1890 - 1899 (Questionable)Place: Epinal, FrancePublisher: Pellerin & Cie
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Anon Gra 1-2
TopicsToy theaters -- France
NotesContent: The prints are labeled: Changements de décors à la minute.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.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 2 prints : wood engraving, color ; 42 x 56 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionParts 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. No. 1649, "Coulisses de la féerie," contains two matching pairs of wings, intended to be placed at either side of the stage. The pair labeled "Coulisse du 2me plan" depict frontal views of elephants with turbaned mahouts seated atop them. The pair labeled "Coulisse du 1er plan" combine images of peacocks, women (priestesses or sorceresses?) with tripods, lyres, lions, and Assyrian bas-reliefs.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825070151NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758179Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ab83fd60-0107-0135-1fb1-0497dd966825
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