Les noces de Pelée et de ThétisAdditional title: The wedding of Pelée and Thétis
NamesAveline, Pierre, le vieux, 1654-1722Torelli, Giacomo, 1608-1678
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1690 - 1699 (Questionable)Place: Paris
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFA-17 Tor G Noc 6
TopicsBallet -- France -- 17th centuryTheaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- 17th centuryOpera ballet. Le nozze di Peleo e di Teti
NotesCaption 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 DescriptionEngravingExtent: 1 print : 22 x 32 cm.B&w
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16855096Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21523a90-882a-0130-4076-58d385a7bbd0
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