La filleule des fées: ballet toujours pantomime, en trois actes et ses tableaux; à la queue d'un prologue, par MM. Singe-Orge et PierrotAdditional title: Journal pour rire
NamesLorentz, Alcide Joseph, 1813-1891Nadar, Félix, 1820-1910 (Engraver)Lorentz, Alcide Joseph, 1813-1891 (Writer of accompanying material)
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1849-10-20
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFE-19 Lor A Fil 1
TopicsPerrot, Jules, 1810-1892 -- Caricatures and cartoonsPetipa, Lucien, 1815-1898 -- Caricatures and cartoonsFilleule des fées (Choreographic work : Perrot)Ballet -- France -- 19th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: texte et dessins par Lorentz.Biographical/historical: La filleule des fées (The fairies' godchild) was first performed at the Paris Opéra on October 8, 1849, with a scenario by Jules Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jules Perrot (whose names are satirized in Lorentz's subtitle as Singe-Orge and Pierrot), choreography by Perrot, and music by Adolphe Adam and Alfred de Saint-Julien. The leading role of Ysaure, the fairies' godchild, was danced by Carlotta Grisi, with Perrot and Lucien Petipa as her rival lovers, respectively called Alain and Prince Hugues de Provence. They are caricatured in the second row of pictures as the large figures at far left and far right. 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, as Lorentz does here.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsClippingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, b&w ; in mat, visible image 57 x 41 cm.
DescriptionLeaf from the Parisian periodical Journal pour rire, issue of 20 octobre 1849. It has been mounted in a double-sided mat; on the recto is the journal's front page, containing the illustrated Revue pittoresque des événements du jour, drawn by Nadar. Lorentz's caricatures of the ballet La filleule des fées, depicted in thirteen scenes, are printed on the verso in four rows in the manner of a comic strip, with his satirical commentaries accompanying the pictures.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 759168044NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19376141Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cd58fe80-0880-0133-5044-58d385a7bbd0
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