NamesDevéria, Achille, 1800-1857 (Artist)Devéria, Achille, 1800-1857 (Lithographer)Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Printer of plates)Rittner et Goupil (Publisher)Aumont (Firm) (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1820 - 1850 (Approximate)Place: ParisPublisher: Rittner et Goupil
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Dev A Chi 1
GenresPrintsCostume design drawings
NotesStatement of responsibility: [signed on stone] A. Deveria ; A. Deveria del.Caption title.Statement of responsibility: Lith. de Lemercier.Biographical/historical: Achille Devéria, a French painter and lithographer, produced a wide variety of works during his career. He illustrated Goethe's Faust; created portraits of Victor Hugo, Franz Liszt and other luminaries of the artistic world; portrayed his friends in fancy dress for his lithograph series Historical costumes; and was noted for depicting both religious and erotic subjects.
Physical DescriptionColor lithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 50 x 35 cm.
DescriptionCostume design? for a woman dressed in a westerner's interpretation of Chinese clothing. She wears a thigh-length jacket with a stiff, ornately decorated collar over a bell-shaped ankle-length white skirt. A fringed sash is tied under her belly, and large tassels hang over her skirt. She appears to be wearing leggings, and her shoes have turned-up toes. Jewels dangle from her headdress, and she wears large hoop earrings. In her right hand she carries a rose; in her left, a fly-whisk. She stands silhouetted against the sky; a distant pagoda is visible on the low horizon.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825066624NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758148Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51410650-ead3-0133-2668-00505686a51c
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