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Theatrical portraits, 1845-1857
Additional title: Galerie dramatique
Lacauchie, Alexandre (Printmaker)
Maison Martinet (Paris, France) (Publisher)
Hautecoeur frères (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1845 - 1857 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
130. Mme. Darcier, dans Cendrillon, Théâtre Royal de l'Opéra Comique -- 279. Melle. Daniel, rôle de Paquita, dans L'étoile du berger, Théâtre de l'Ambigu Comique -- 475. Melle. Robert, dans La filleule des fées, Théâtre de la Nation -- 484. Melle. Cico [en travesti], rôle de Daphnis, dans Daphnis et Chloé, Théâtre du Vaudeville -- 583. Mme. Legros, rôle de la Coquetterie; Leriche, rôle du Prince Robert, dans Les quenouilles de verre, Théâtre des Folies Dramatiques -- 696. Melle. Clarisse, rôle de Sataniel, dans les Cinq cents diables, Théâtre de la Gaite -- 772. Une danseuse dans Don Pèdre, Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique [b&w] -- 773. Jourdan, role de Fabio dans Don Pèdre (acte 1er), Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Lac A The 1-8
Isouard, Nicolo, 1775-1818 -- Cendrillon
Filleule des fées (Choreographic work : Perrot)
Entertainers -- France -- Paris -- 19th century
Dancers -- France -- 19th century
Title devised by cataloger.
Statement of responsibility: Nos. 130, 279, and 484 are signed on stone: A. Lacauchie.
Statement of responsibility: Nos. 475, 583, 696, 772, and 773 are initialed on stone: A.L.
Statement of responsibility: Nos. 130 and 279 were published in Paris by Maison Martinet, Hautecoeur Frères.
Statement of responsibility: Nos. 475, 484, 583, 696, 772, and 773 were published in Paris by Maison Martinet.
Six prints (nos. 130, 279, 475, 484, 583, and 696) have the series caption title Galerie dramatique.
Statement of responsibility: Printed by Jules Rigo et Cie., Decan, Destouches, or Lith. Godard, all located in Paris.
Funding: Melle. Robert [and] Une danseuse dans Don Pèdre were purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Melle Cico Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Acquisition: Melle. Robert [and] Une danseuse dans Don Pèdre Purchase; C. Mas, 1992.
Biographical/historical: The works depicted are: the opéra-féerie Cendrillon, to music by Nicolo Isouard, first presented in 1810 and revived at the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique in 1845; L'étoile du berger, a féerie by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Adolphe d'Ennery, presented at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique in 1846; La filleule des fées, a ballet choreographed by Jules Perrot to music by Adolphe Adam and Alfred de Saint-Julien, first presented at the Opéra in 1849 [at this writing, no information is available about a production at the Théâtre de la Nation, the location identified on this print]; Daphnis et Chloé, a vaudeville by Clairville and Jules Cordier, presented at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in 1849; Les quenouilles de verre, a féerie-vaudeville written by Michel Delaporte, Virginie Ancelot, and Maurice Alhoy, presented at the Théâtre des Folies Dramatiques in 1851; Les 500 diables, or Les cinq cents diables, a féerie written by Dumanoir and Adolphe d'Ennery, presented at the Théâtre de la Gaité in 1854; and Don Pèdre, an opéra-comique to music by Ferdinand Poise, presented at the Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra-Comique in 1857.
Biographical/historical: Alexandre Lacauchie was a French painter, engraver, and lithographer active in the mid-19th century. His numerous prints capture lively images of the dancers, actors, and singers of his time.
Biographical/historical: The printing and publishing house of Maison Martinet was founded in 1796 by Aaron Martinet, 1762-1841, who became well-known for publishing satirical prints. In 1822 the firm assumed the name Hautecoeur-Martinet, after Martinet's son-in-law Hermenégilde Hautecoeur, who became its head after Martinet's retirement in 1824. The brothers Eugène and Alfred Hautecoeur, the Hautecoeur Frères, managed the business from 1843 to 1867. Jules Hautecoeur, Alfred's son and the great-grandson of the founder, later became the sole proprietor of Ancienne Maison Martinet.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 prints : lithograph, color ; 28 x 18 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 26 x 19 cm.
Representations of performers appearing in theatrical works presented in Paris between 1845 and 1857. Each print is numbered, and depicts one or two figures in costume.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 824999922
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19756998
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 09716870-88fa-0134-4be5-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1845: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Theatrical portraits