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Costumes for opera and theatre
Garneray, Auguste, 1785-1824 (Artist)
Vizentini, Augustin, approximately 1780-1836 (Artist)
Lecomte, Hippolyte, 1781-1857 (Artist)
Engelmann, G. (Godefroy), 1788-1839 (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820 - 1829 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
1, Comnene. (Mr. Auguste) Dans Baudouin comte de Provence, Tragédie (second Th[éâ]tre français) / AG -- 3, Neala. 1r. costume (Mlle. Brocard.) Dans le Paria, Tragédie, Second Th[éâ]tre français / AG -- 3, Don Juan. (Mr. Garcia). Dans Don Juan, Opéra semi séria, (Théâtre Italien) / AG -- 5, Le Grand Duc, (Darancourt.) Dans la neige, Opéra comique, (Th[éâ]tre R[oy]al de opéra comique) / Vizentini d'après [Hippolyte] Lecomte -- 8, Otello. (Mr. Garcia) Dans Otello, opéra seria, (Théâtre Italien) / AG -- No. 12, Odéide. (Mlle. Wenzell.) Dans Abufar, Tragédie, (Théâtre Français) / AG -- No. 14, Gertrude. (Mlle. Duchesnois) Dans Hamlet, Tragédie, (Théâtre Français) / AG.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Cos 11-17
García, Manuel, 1775-1832
Wenzel, Elisa, 1800-1858
Duchenois, Catherine Josephine, 1777-1835
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 -- Don Giovanni
Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871 -- Neige
Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868 -- Otello
Ducis, J.-F. (Jean-François), 1733-1816 -- Abufar
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Hamlet
Entertainers -- France -- 19th century
Costume -- France -- 19th century
theatrical costumes
Title devised by cataloger.
Statement of responsibility: Lith. de G. Engelmann.
Biographical/historical: Auguste Garneray was a Parisian painter, printmaker, illustrator, and stage designer who designed costumes for the Académie Royale de Musique, the Paris Opéra, and the Théâtre Français. He was particularly noted for his skill at adapting contemporary costume to evoke other countries and periods.
Biographical/historical: The Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which also holds a copy of the print of Mr. Garcia in Don Juan, identifies it as planche 3 of the series Recueil de tous les ouvrages dramatiques.
Biographical/historical: The works depicted are: Baudouin, comte de Provence, ou la retour des croisades, a mélodrame written by Jean-Baptiste Mardelle, with music by Adrien Quaisain and Morange, first presented at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, Paris, in 1807; Le paria, a tragedy by Casimir Delavigne, first presented at the second Théâtre Français in 1821; Don Giovanni, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, presented at the Théâtre Royal Italien in 1820; La neige ou le nouvel Eginhard, an opéra-comique by Daniel Auber, presented at the Théâtre Royal de Opéra-Comique in 1823; Otello, ossia il moro di Venezia, an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, presented at the Théâtre Italien in 1821; Abufar, ou la famille arabe, a tragedy by Jean-François Ducis, first presented in 1795; Hamlet, tragedy adapted by Jean-François Ducis after William Shakespeare, first presented by the Comédie-Française in 1769.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 prints : hand-colored ; 27 x 18 cm. or smaller
Numbered costume prints depicting actors and singers in Parisian theatrical presentations, produced by the lithographic firm of G. [Godefroy] Engelmann. All except one bear the initials AG, for the costume designer Auguste Garneray. The exception, captioned "Vizentini d'après Lecomte," was drawn or designed by Augustin Vizentini after Hippolyte Lecomte. Although the items in this collection have been arranged consecutively in numerical order, they may belong to various series; note that two prints bear the number 3.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825551285
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759762
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f0467300-ead2-0133-f8b0-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Creator Born
  • 1820: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1824: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Costumes for opera and theatre