Dance prints from L'IllustrationAdditional title: Illustration, journal universel
NamesGaildrau, Jules, 1816-1898 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1847 - 1857 (Approximate)Place: Paris
Table of ContentsDance scenes (10 images on 4 sheets): Théâtre de la Porte-Sainte-Martin. La belle aux cheveux d'or. Tableau de la grotte des fées ... [illustration accompanying a review] -- Théâtre de l'Opéra. Le violon de diable [illustrations accompanying a review initialed G.B. [Georges Bousquet]] / [three of the images are initialed:] H.V. -- Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique. Raymond, 2e acte. Scène de la pastorale; June 14, 1851 [illustration accompanying a review by Georges Bousquet] -- Théâtre de la Porte-Sainte-Martin. La chine à Paris; la cible vivante. [and] Représentation dramatique à l'Hôtel de ville, le 27 avril 1854 / [illustration of La chine à Paris is signed] J. Gaildrau; [illustration of the Hôtel de ville is signed] CR-Gus Jones.Caricatures and cartoons (67 images on 5 sheets): Le cinq sens, ballet de l'Opéra où l'on trouve tous les sens imaginables, excepté le sens commun / analyse par Bertall -- Théâtre de l'Opéra. Vert-vert, ballet / analyse par Marcelin [2 sheets] -- Revue des théâtres; Feb. 7, 1857 / par Marcelin -- Revue des théâtres; Oct. 10, 1857 / par Marcelin.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Lil 1-9
TopicsCerrito, FannyFerraris, Amalia, 1830-1904Plunkett, Adeline, 1824-1910Priora, Olimpia, b. 1836Rosati, Carolina Galetti, 1826-1905Saint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896 -- RaymondGriseldis; ou Les cinq sens (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Violon du diable (Choreographic work : Saint-Léon)Vert-vert (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Elfes (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Orfa (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Marco Spada; ou La fille du bandit (Choreographic work : Mazilier)Ballet -- France -- 19th centuryBallet -- France -- 19th century -- Caricatures and cartoons
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Acquisition: La belle aux cheveux d'or, Le violon du diable, Le chine à Paris, and the two Revue des théâtres byMarcelin Gift; Lillian Moore.Acquisition: Les cinq sens Gift; Cia Fornaroli.Biographical/historical: Theatrical works depicted in this collection include: La belle aux cheveux d'or (1847), a féerie by Hippolyte Cogniard and Théodore Cogniard, with choreography by Jean Ragaine; Le violon de diable (1849), a ballet choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to music by Cesare Pugni; Raymond (1851), an opera composed by Ambroise Thomas; La chine à Paris (1854), a vaudeville by Ernest Bourget and Charles Dupeuty; and an untitled performance at the Hôtel de ville, Paris, in which the dancers Carolina Rosati, Fanny Cerrito, and [Pierre Thomas?] Levassor took part. Five ballets by Joseph Mazilier are portrayed through caricatures and comic art: Griseldis, ou les cinq sens (1848), here called simply Le cinq sens; Vert-vert (1851); Les elfes (1856); Orfa (1852); and Marco Spada, ou la fille du bandit (1857). Among the many dancers depicted in this collection, whether straightforwardly or in caricature, are: Pauline Amant as the Fée des roseaux and Louise Auger as the Fée du lac bleu in La belle aux cheveux d'or; Fanny Cerrito as Hélène and Arthur Saint-Léon as Urbain In Le violon du diable; Adeline Plunkett en travesti in the title role of Vert-vert, opposite Olimpia Priora, who made her debut in the role of Blanche; Amalia Ferraris as a statue that comes to life in Les elfes, and as the Marchesa Sampietri in Marco Spada; and Carolina Rosati as Angela, the bandit's daughter, in Marco Spada.Biographical/historical: L'Illustration, the first French illustrated weekly newspaper, was published in Paris beginning in 1843. It covered a wide range of topics, including current events, the arts, and daily life in France. Originally illustrated with engravings and lithographs, it later became the first French newspaper to make systematic use of photography.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 77 prints (9 sheets) : wood engraving, b&w ; full sheet 37 x 27 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionDepictions of dance and other theatre arts from the Parisian periodical L'Illustration, journal universel, including both serious and comic art. Most of the items in this collection have been preserved on the full page on which they appeared; in three cases, they were printed on the verso of the leaf, with a related review or report beginning on the recto. Four leaves in this collection contain dance scenes from theatrical works; five leaves contain caricatures and cartoons skewering ballets choreographed by Joseph Mazilier. Many of the cartoons are very small in size, and are arranged on the page in the manner of a comic strip (invented in 1833 by Rodolphe Töpffer). Bertall's tongue-in-cheek commentary on Les cinq sens contains twenty-seven images on a single page; Marcelin's twenty-two images of Vert-vert were spread across two facing pages. The collection has been arranged in two groups: Dance scenes and Caricatures and cartoons.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825109446NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758825Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 31687ac0-88fa-0134-ab79-00505686a51c
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