Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure
NamesStürmer, Johann Heinrich, 1774-1855 (Etcher)Schadow, Johann Gottfried, 1764-1850 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1822 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Stu J Geb 1-2
TopicsBerlinischer Künstler-VereinCommedia dell'arteDance -- Germany -- Berlin -- 19th century
NotesContent: The colored print lacks captions and publication data.Funding: Colored etching purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Uncolored etching Purchase, General Book Fund; Paul McCarron, New York, 2000.Acquisition: Colored etching Purchase; Dramatis Personae, Booksellers, Sheffield, Mass., 2011.Biographical/historical: Accompanying information from the dealer Paul McCarron identifies this scene as a birthday celebration held in the Raphael Room at the Berlinischer Künstler-Verein on Jan. 19, 1822. The celebration took the form of a tableau vivant that poked fun at the low artistic standards of the court of Louis XIV. The seated man in the foreground is identified as seventeen-year-old Louis Schneider, playing a Savoyard, who spoke verses in a mixture of German and French, composed by Schadow as a commentary on the scene. The Duke and Duchess de Roquelaure stand at foreground center; on either side of them are courtiers, military men, and a man costumed as Arlecchino or Harlequin. At the top of the steps the couple's daughter, costumed as a shepherdess, dances a duet with a French dancing master; at right the couple's son, dressed as a shepherd complete with crook, dances beside a violinist. At left is a trio of commedia dell'arte characters: Scaramuccia [Scaramouche], Pierrot, and Pantalone.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsExtent: 1 print : etching, black and white ; 38 x 47 cm., plate mark 28 x 34 cm.Extent: 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 31 x 38 cm., plate mark 28 x 34 cm.
DescriptionUncolored and colored versions of an etching by Johann Heinrich Stürmer after a drawing by Johann Gottfried Schadow.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825067453NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758140Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e1ac1d0-0108-0135-c620-03696bb111f0
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