Melle. Pauline Leroux et Mr. Elie, dans la scène de séduction (3eme acte) du Diable amoreux
NamesAlophe, 1812-1883 (Lithographer)Challamel, Augustin, 1818-1894 (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Questionable)Place: ParisPublisher: ChallamelIssuance: single unit
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFB Ler P Dia 6
TopicsLeroux, Pauline, 1809-1891Élie, Georges, 1800-1883Opéra de Paris. BalletDiable amoureux (Choreographic work : Mazilier)
NotesStatement of responsibility: M. Alophe.Biographical/historical: Le diable amoureux, also known as The devil in love (choreography, Joseph Mazilier; music, François Benoist and Henri Reber; scenario, Jules Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Mazilier) was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1840. The role of Urielle, created as a vehicle for Pauline Leroux, was a benevolent figure despite her infernal origins, and assisted the lovers Frédéric and Lilia. In the course of the ballet Urielle dons the disguises of a male page as well as a bride and a bayadère. This print probably depicts the pas de fascination, a high point of the ballet, in which she entices the Grand Vizier into purchasing her as a slave.Biographical/historical: This is a colored version of a lithograph published as a plate in the Album de l'Opéra, edited and published by Augustin Challamel in Paris, ca. 1845. Like most of the other plates in the book, it accompanied an essay on the ballet it depicted.Citation/reference: Chaffee, George, "Catalogue of the French souvenir lithographs (and varia) of the Romantic ballet," Dance index, vol. III, nos. 9-11, Sept.-Nov. 1944, p. 208, cat. no. 529.
Physical DescriptionLithograph, hand-coloredExtent: 27 x 20 cm.
DescriptionIn this representation of a moment from Act III, scene 1 of Joseph Mazilier's ballet Le diable amoureux, the ballerina Pauline Leroux, in the role of the female demon Urielle, appears in the costume of a bayadère or Indian temple dancer in order to seduce the Grand Vizier, played by Georges Elie.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19606973Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e0311b0-18c4-0131-c7b2-58d385a7bbd0
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