Five theatrical scenes
NamesDumas, 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 / OriginDate Issued: 1849 - 1850 (Inferred)Place: ParisPublisher: 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX The 59
TopicsThomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896. CaïdMeyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864. Prophète
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionLithographsExtent: 5 prints (1 sheet) : lithograph, black and white ; full sheet 23 x 32 cm.
DescriptionIllustrations 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 ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 827003963NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19765530Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2697fd90-0105-0135-650f-57cc2b8a75bb
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