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Theatrical portraits
Additional title: Galerie dramatique
Morin, Edmond, 1824-1882 (Artist)
Maison Martinet (Paris, France) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859 - 1861 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: M[ais]on Martinet
Table of Contents
830. Melle. Geraldine, rôle de l'Operette dans Le programme en action, Théâtre Déjazet -- 835. Mlle. Bader, rôle de Mme. de Belleville dans Sans queue ni tête, Théâtre des Variétés -- 836. Melle. Durand, rôle de Mme. Bamboche dans Sans queue ni tête, Théâtre des Variétés -- 884. Mr. Montaubry [en travesti?], rôle d'Alexis Zouboff dans La Circassienne, [Théâtre de l']Opéra Comique -- 888. Laget, rôle du chef des eunuques dans La Circassienne, Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Mor E The 1-5
Montaubry, Achille-Félix, 1826-1898
Entertainers -- France -- Paris -- 19th century
Statement of responsibility: E. Morin.
Title devised by cataloger.
Signed on stone.
Statement of responsibility: Printed by Lith. Godard, Imp. Lemercier, or Lith. Ch. Fernique, all located in Paris.
Acquisition: Melle. Geraldine Gift; Estate of Leon Danielian, 1997.
Acquisition: Melle. Durand Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: The works depicted are: Le programme en action by Augustin Vizentini and Guérée, described as an "ouverture," presented at the Théâtre Dejazet in 1859; the revue Sans queue ni tête, written by Théodore Cogniard and Clairville, presented at the Théâtre des Variétés in 1859; and La Circassienne, an opéra-comique to music by Daniel Auber, presented at the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique in 1861.
Biographical/historical: Edmond Morin was a French watercolorist, lithographer, and illustrator. Among his works is an illustrated libretto for Jacques Offenbach's opera bouffe Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the underworld). These prints may have been published as parts of the series Galerie dramatique.
Biographical/historical: The printing and publishing house of Maison Martinet was founded in 1796 by Aaron Martinet, 1762-1841, who became well-known for publishing satirical prints. In 1822 the firm assumed the name Hautecoeur-Martinet, after Martinet's son-in-law Hermenégilde Hautecoeur, who became its head after Martinet's retirement in 1824. The brothers Eugène and Alfred Hautecoeur, the Hautecoeur Frères, managed the business from 1843 to 1867. Jules Hautecoeur, Alfred's son and the great-grandson of the founder, later became the sole proprietor of Ancienne Maison Martinet.
Physical Description
Extent: 5 prints : lithograph, color ; 27 x 17 cm. or smaller.
The publication data for the print of Melle. Geraldine has been trimmed off.
Representations of performers appearing in theatrical works presented in Paris between 1859 and 1861. Each print is numbered, and depicts a single figure in costume.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825000384
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19756997
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b513310-88fa-0134-4c1b-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1824: Creator Born
  • 1859: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1882: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Theatrical portraits