Interior of the Royal Theatre, CopenhagenAdditional title: Tilskuerpladsen og Scenen i det nye kongelige Theater i KjøbenhavnAdditional title: Illustreret tidende
NamesAhlgrenson, Fredrik August, 1838-1902 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1874 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Ahl F Cop 1
TopicsKongelige Teater (Denmark)
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, black and white ; 39 x 53 cm.
DescriptionDouble-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 ResourceStill imageText
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825553937NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759820Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2c95660-0107-0135-b588-212342109651
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