Grand galerie théatrale, No. 34
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Costume prints for opera, ballet, and theatre
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1838 - 1849Place: ParisPublisher: Fournier
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Cos 4
TopicsCostume design -- 19th centuryDéjazet, Virginie, 1798-1875Chollet, Mr., 1798-1892Alexis, Madame, 1807-1877Mazilier, Joseph, 1797-1868Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896. Perruquier de la régenceHalévy, F., 1799-1862. Guido et Ginévra
GenresPrintsCostume design drawings
NotesContent: Contains three rows of ten figures each, for a total of thirty. The figures are: Lajarette, duc de Brabant [in armor]; Geneviève de Brabant; Lajarette, duc de Brabant [in robe]; Page dans Geneviève de Brabant; Quivrain dans Geneviève de Brabant; Justine dans Marguerite [white skirt]; Justine dans Marguerite [blue skirt]; Flichinel [sic] dans le Perruquier de la Régence; Agathe dans le Perruquier etc.; Pierre le 6d dans le Perruquier etc.; Paquerette dans le Ménestrel; Lays dans le Ménestrel; Mina dans Gaspar Hauser; Gaspar Hauser; Charlotte dans Lequel; Jacques dans Lequel; Costume des Bayadères; Indien dans la Bayadère; Emmanuel dans les 2 Pigeons [red trousers]; Emmanuel dans les 2 Pigeons [military uniform]; Guido [et] Ginevra; Ricchiarda dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Ferard dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Ginevra dans Guido [et] Ginevra [green skirt]; Cosmo Médicis dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Ginevra dans Guido [et] Ginevra [blue skirt]; Bracchio dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Page dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Alexis dans Guido [et] Ginevra; Maxilie dans Guido [et] Ginevra.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; Norman Crider, 1970.Biographical/historical: Les deux pigeons, a comédie-vaudeville written by Michel Masson and Saintine, was first presented at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris, in 1838.Additional physical form: The costume seen in the second row, far right, of the Grande galerie théatrale, labeled "Emmanuel dans les 2 pigeons," corresponds to that in a print held by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Published in Paris by Hautecoeur-Martinet in 1838, that print identifies the performer as Virginie Déjazet.Biographical/historical: Geneviève de Brabant, a mélodrame written by Anicet-Bourgeois and Jean-Joseph Mourier, was first presented at the Théâtre des Folies Dramatiques, Paris, in 1838. The first five figures in the first row depict costumes from this work, including two costumes worn by the performer Lajarette as the Duc de Brabant and one worn by Quievrain.Additional physical form: The Bibliothèque Nationale de France holds five prints of costumes roughly corresponding to the first five figures in the first row, published in Paris by Hautecoeur-Martinet in 1838. They supply additional information, identifying Madame Vanderval as Geneviève de Brabant, Mlle. Laure as the page, and Quievrain as Ferdinand.Biographical/historical: Le perruquier de la régence, a comic opera composed by Ambroise Thomas, was first presented at the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique, Paris, in 1838. The singer Jean-Baptiste Chollet played the role of Fléchinel, depicted in the top row, third from right.Biographical/historical: Le ménestrel, a comédie written by Camille Bernay, was first presented by the Comédie Française in 1838.Biographical/historical: The images labeled Costume des Bayadères and Indien dans la Bayadère depict performers from a troupe of real bayaderes or devadasis (Indian temple dancers) brought to western Europe in 1838 by the French impresario E.C. Tardival. The daggers carried by the female dancer and the percussion instrument carried by the man may be seen in contemporary prints of the troupe.Biographical/historical: Guido et Ginévra, ou La peste de Florence, an opera by Fromenthal Halévy with a libretto by Eugène Scribe, was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1838. The female and male dancers whose figures appear in this print, respectively labeled Alexis and Maxilie, are Alexis Dupont and Joseph Mazilier.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 49 x 43 cm. or smaller.
Type of ResourceStill imageText
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825551828NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759743Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a417a370-f347-013b-896c-0242ac110002
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