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Title
Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure
Names
Stürmer, Johann Heinrich, 1774-1855 (Etcher)
Schadow, Johann Gottfried, 1764-1850 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1822 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Stu J Geb 1-2
Topics
Berlinischer Künstler-Verein
Commedia dell'arte
Dance -- Germany -- Berlin -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Etchings
Extent: 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.
Description
Uncolored and colored versions of an etching by Johann Heinrich Stürmer after a drawing by Johann Gottfried Schadow.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
German
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825067453
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758140
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e1ac1d0-0108-0135-c620-03696bb111f0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1774: Creator Born
  • 1822: Issued
  • 1855: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1822. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/472a4980-06a7-0135-5a47-19b82c114748

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/472a4980-06a7-0135-5a47-19b82c114748

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1822). Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/472a4980-06a7-0135-5a47-19b82c114748

Wikipedia Citation

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Das Geburtstagsfest des Duc de Roquelaure