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Title
Interior of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen
Additional title: Tilskuerpladsen og Scenen i det nye kongelige Theater i Kjøbenhavn
Additional title: Illustreret tidende
Names
Ahlgrenson, Fredrik August, 1838-1902 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1874 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Ahl F Cop 1
Topics
Kongelige Teater (Denmark)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Content: Caption reads in full: Tilskuerpladsen og Scenen i det nye kongelige Theater i Kjøbenhavn. Construeret og tegnet efter V. Dahlerups og Ove Petersens Detailletegninger af Fritz Ahlgrensson.
Content: Includes part of an article on the theatre on the verso.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Maureen Costonis, 1983.
Biographical/historical: The dates 1748 and 1874 at the lower left and right corners of the print refer respectively to the opening of the first Royal Theatre on Kongens Nytorv in 1748, and the inauguration of the present building, designed by the architects Vilhelm Dahlerup and Ove Pedersen, on Oct. 15, 1874.
Biographical/historical: The Swedish-born artist and scene designer Frederik August Ahlgrenson, also known as Fritz Ahlgrensson, worked in Stockholm and Copenhagen. He was an employee of the Kongelige Teater in 1874.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, black and white ; 39 x 53 cm.
Description
Double-page spread from the Danish periodical Illustreret tidende, depicting the interior of the theatre now called the Gamle Scene or Old Stage of the Kongelige Teater or Royal Theatre of Copenhagen. The motto "Ei blot til lyst" ("Not just for pleasure") is visible on the proscenium. A performance is in progress, attended by a well-dressed audience.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
Danish
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825553937
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759820
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2c95660-0107-0135-b588-212342109651
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

  • 1838: Creator Born
  • 1874: Issued
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interior of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1874. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c7f9ede0-05d8-0135-944f-0c30ee677d26

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interior of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c7f9ede0-05d8-0135-944f-0c30ee677d26

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1874). Interior of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c7f9ede0-05d8-0135-944f-0c30ee677d26

Wikipedia Citation

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Interior of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen