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Title
Mme Vestris, as, Apollo. (In Midas)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820 - 1829 (Approximate)
Place: Jersey
Publisher: G. Skelt
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFB Ves L Mid 1
Topics
Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856
Apollo (Greek deity)
O'Hara, Kane, 1714?-1782.Midas
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Relt [?] fecit.
At lower right: No. 2.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Paul Prouté, Paris, 2002.
Biographical/historical: Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris was an English-born actress and singer who owed her illustrious last name to her brief marriage to the dancer and ballet master Armand Vestris. She frequently played breeches roles such as Cherubino in Mozart's opera The marriage of Figaro, or Oberon in Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream. Kane O'Hara's Midas was a burletta, a form of musical drama resembling a comic opera, first presented privately in 1760, then revised and expanded for performances in Dublin in 1762 and at Covent Garden Theatre in London in 1764. Madame Vestris performed the role of Apollo in revivals at the Drury Lane theatre in the 1820-1821 season and at the Haymarket in 1825.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 28 x 22 cm.
Description
Portrayal of Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris, known as Madame Vestris, costumed for the role of the Greek god Apollo. She wears a laurel wreath and carries the god's signature lyre. In the background is a chariot apparently pulled by three horses and driven by a man surrounded by an aureole, perhaps another manifestation of the god.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15513803
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c081b750-18c9-0131-a5e8-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1820: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mme Vestris, as, Apollo. (In Midas)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820 - 1829. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3d763f0-e7b1-0132-6513-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mme Vestris, as, Apollo. (In Midas)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3d763f0-e7b1-0132-6513-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1820 - 1829). Mme Vestris, as, Apollo. (In Midas) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3d763f0-e7b1-0132-6513-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Mme Vestris, as, Apollo. (In Midas)