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Five theatrical scenes
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 (Author)
Maquet, Auguste, 1813-1888 (Author)
Anicet-Bourgeois, M. (Auguste), 1806-1871 (Author)
Ennery, Adolphe d, 1811-1899, 1811-1899 (Author)
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Printer of plates)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1849 - 1850 (Inferred)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Me. Ve. Meyer
Table of Contents
[Left to right, top row:] Catilina -- [Missing image] -- Les Sept Péchés Capitaux -- [Left to right, bottom row:] Le Caïd -- La Jeunesse des Mousquetaires -- Le Prophète.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX The 59
Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896. Caïd
Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864. Prophète
Statement of responsibility: Each image is initialed at lower left or right "F.S." or "J.S." but the artist has not been identified.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Biographical/historical: Catilina and La Jeunesse des Mousquetaires were dramas by Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet, first presented at the Théâtre Historique, Paris, respectively in 1848 and 1849. Catilina was set during the Roman Republic; its eponymous hero, a champion of the people, opposed the orator Cicero.
Biographical/historical: The image captioned Les Sept Péchés Capitaux probably depicts a scene from the drama by August Anicet-Bourgeois and Adolphe d'Ennery, first presented at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, Paris, in 1850.
Biographical/historical: Le Caïd was an opera by Ambroise Thomas, first presented at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, in 1849. It was set in Algeria.
Biographical/historical: Le Prophète was an opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer, first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1849. Act III included skating performers, as seen in this image. The composer Constant Lambert later incorporated musical excerpts from this opera into the score of Frederick Ashton's ballet Les patineurs, or The skaters (1937).
Physical Description
Extent: 5 prints (1 sheet) : lithograph, black and white ; full sheet 23 x 32 cm.
Illustrations of scenes from plays or operas first presented in Paris in 1849 or 1850. Each image measures approximately 7.5 x 7 cm. The sheet originally contained six images; one has been removed.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 827003963
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19765530
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2697fd90-0105-0135-650f-57cc2b8a75bb
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1802: Creator Born
  • 1849: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1870: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Five theatrical scenes