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Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel

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Title
Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel
Names
Janet, Gustave, b. 1829 (Illustrator)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1848 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFE-19 Jan G Nis 1
Topics
Plunkett, Adeline, 1824-1910 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Petipa, Lucien, 1815-1898 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Nisida; ou Les amazones des Açores (Choreographic work : Mabille)
Ballet -- France -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: dessinés par Gustave Janet.
[Printed by] Imp. Aubert.
Biographical/historical: Nisida; ou les amazones des Açores (choreography, Auguste Mabille; scenario, Eugène Deligny; music, François Benoist) was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1848. The Duponchel mentioned in the cartoon's title may refer to Henri Duponchel, a scene designer who was then director of the Opéra. The cast was led by the ballerina Adeline Plunkett (a Belgian partly of Irish descent) in the title role as an officer in the army of Amazons ruled by the queen Josefa, danced by Mlle. Maria [Jacob]. Complications ensue when a shipload of Spaniards arrives, among them Don Éthur (Lucien Petipa), described in the ballet's scenario as the most elegant among them, and the hunchback Don Oscar, played by [Francisque Garnier?] Berthier. The central couple in the lower row may represent Josefa and Don Oscar, celebrating the resolution of the plot's entanglements.
Biographical/historical: This print was probably published in a French illustrated periodical, possibly Le Monde Illustré, to which Gustave Janet frequently contributed. The comic strip form was introduced by lithographer Rodolphe Töpffer in 1833 and later adopted by wood engravers, who sometimes accompanied their illustrations with printed text.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, b&w ; 30 x 43 cm.
Description
Caricatures of a ballet, depicted in four scenes arranged in the manner of a comic strip. The top row contains three moments from a pas de deux, probably danced by the heroine Nisida and her love-interest, Don Éthur. An ensemble of Amazons, dressed in tutus accessorized by helmets and spears, appears in the scenes at center and at right. The image at far right probably depicts the first scene of Act 2, in which they doff their garments to bathe in a grotto. The lower row is occupied by a single scene filled with dancing couples, the men heavily bearded and dressed in sixteenth-century style, the women in short tutus with wreaths on their heads.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 759168014
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19376140
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c890d3c0-0880-0133-2a57-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1848: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1848. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/51031f20-0885-0133-8beb-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/51031f20-0885-0133-8beb-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1848). Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/51031f20-0885-0133-8beb-58d385a7bbd0

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Episodes du ballet de Nisida, par Mabille; costumes fabuleux de feu Duponchel