The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections

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Title
The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections
Additional title: Royal Italian Opera before and behind the curtain. Selections
Names
Guerin, Théodore (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853 (Questionable)
Place: London?
Publisher: E. Gambart?
Table of Contents
No. 4, The subscriber's privilege -- No. 6, Success -- No. 7, The rehearsal -- No. 10, Ladies' dressing room.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Gue T Roy 1-4
Topics
Royal Italian Opera (London, England)
Covent Garden Theatre
Ballet dancers -- 19th century
Dance -- Caricatures and cartoons
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Th. Guerin.
Biographical/historical: The prints in this collection are mounted india paper lithographs, as in the version held by Harvard College Library. The images are the same as those published by E. Gambart in a larger format, 31 x 44 cm., and printed on heavyweight paper. The satirical element emerges more fully in the complete collection of twelve prints.
Biographical/historical: Although the performing company at Covent Garden Theatre in London assumed the name "Royal Italian Opera" in 1847, it was in fact a resident company. The name referred to the fact that the operas presented there under the leadership of conductor Michael Costa were sung in Italian, regardless of their original language. In 1892, when Richard Wagner's Ring cycle was presented there, the word "Italian" was finally dropped.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 4 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ; 20 x 28 cm. or smaller, on mount 25 x 33 cm. or smaller.
Description
Depictions of a nineteenth-century ballet troupe's activities, onstage and off. Only one of the prints in this selection, no. 4, The subscriber's privilege, hints at a satirical intent: a man in evening dress is lowered (or raised) through a trapdoor, surrounded by costumed male and female dancers.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825121803
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758994
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b39e00b0-88f9-0134-996d-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1853. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/048f7f60-8cb9-0134-5fe0-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/048f7f60-8cb9-0134-5fe0-00505686a51c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1853). The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/048f7f60-8cb9-0134-5fe0-00505686a51c

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The Royal Italian Opera before & behind the curtain. Selections