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Title
Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis
Additional title: The wedding of Pelée and Thétis
Names
Aveline, Pierre, le vieux, 1654-1722
Torelli, Giacomo, 1608-1678
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1690 - 1699 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-17 Tor G Noc 6
Topics
Ballet -- France -- 17th century
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- 17th century
Opera ballet. Le nozze di Peleo e di Teti
Genres
Prints
Prints--17th century
Notes
Caption reads: La toute la perspective de la grote étant changée à la place d'une longue suite de rochers. On voit une mer tranquille environnée de riuages qui plaisent à laveiie c'est la fin du 1er acte.
Below caption: Fait par Aveline avec pivilege du Roy.
Engraving of set design after Giacomo Torelli depicts Chiron's ocean cave from the first act of opera ballet Les noces de Pelée et de Thetis. In the foreground six characters dance, while a seventh, bearing a torch, appears to emerge from the head of a large creature. On the right, a figure (Pelée?) rides a chariot led by peacocks. To the left, a female figure (Thétis?) sits at the bottom of a long column of clouds. In the back of the image the cave opens up to the ocean revealling Neptune riding a chariot led by sea horses, surrounded by other sea creatures. Above, Jupiter looks down with his eagle from the clouds.
Acquisition: lot #4.
Acquisition: Purchase at auction; Mme. Gilberte Cournand; 1998/02/26;
Biographical/historical: Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis was performed at the Petit Bourbon Palace, April 14, 1654. Louis XIV appeared in the role of Apollo. Libretto by Francesco Buti, text to the ballet by Isaac de Benserade, music by Carlo Caprioli.
Ownership: Cournand, Gilberte, Former owner.
Physical Description
Engraving
Extent: 1 print : 22 x 32 cm.
B&w
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16855096
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21523a90-882a-0130-4076-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1654: Creator Born
  • 1690: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1722: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1690 - 1699. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0336b4c0-9be4-0130-d542-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0336b4c0-9be4-0130-d542-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1690 - 1699). Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0336b4c0-9be4-0130-d542-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis