Costumes de théatreAdditional title: Peau d'aneAdditional title: Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuseAdditional title: Poule aux oeufs d'or
NamesImagerie Pellerin (Épinal, France) (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1860 - 1869 (Questionable)Place: Epinal, FrancePublisher: Pellerin & Cie.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Cos 1
TopicsEntertainers -- France -- 19th centuryDancers -- France -- 19th centuryFairy plays -- 19th centuryTheater -- France -- 19th centuryCostume printstheatrical costumes
NotesCaption title.Biographical/historical: Although clear links have not yet been established, the three titles on this print may relate to féeries or fairy plays produced in Parisian theatres in the mid nineteenth century. Peau d'ane, based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale, appeared at the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in 1838, with a libretto by Emile Vanderbruch and Laurencin. A new version, credited to Vanderbruch, Laurencin, and Clairville, was presented at the Théâtre de la Gaité in 1863. Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse may depict the féerie written by Adolphe D'Ennery and Hector Crémieux, produced at the Théâtre Impérial du Chatelet in 1863. La poule aux oeufs d'or, written by D'Ennery and Clairville, was first performed at the Théâtre du Cirque National in 1848.Biographical/historical: The term "image d'Epinal" signifies a cheap colored woodcut or wood engraving, named after Epinal, the French provincial town that was their center of production in the nineteenth-century. Although these prints had a long history and portrayed both secular and religious subject matter, in the second half of the nineteenth century the Pellerin family of Epinal gained special recognition for their images designed for children.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, color ; 40 x 30 cm.
DescriptionDepictions of costumes for three theatre works based on fairy tales: Peau d'ane, Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse, and La poule aux oeufs d'or. Each is allotted two registers, numbering seventeen figures each for Peau d'ane and La poule aux oeufs d'or, and eighteen for Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse, for a total of fifty-two figures. The figures are labeled with the characters' names, sometimes specifying the act number. Each theatre work includes several dancers, simply labeled "Ballet."
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825122035NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759034Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9da7240-ead2-0133-48af-00505686a51c
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