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Le rêve
Additional title: Costume au théâtre et à la ville
Mucha, Alphonse, 1860-1939 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Muc A Rev 1-3
Mauri, Rosita, 1856-1923
Lobstein, Mlle
Rêve (Choreographic work : Hansen)
Statement of responsibility: The images of Mlle. Mauri and Mlle. Lobstein are signed: Mucha.
Biographical/historical: Le rêve (choreography, Joseph Hansen; music, Léon Gustave Cyprien Gastinel; scenario, Édouard Blau; scenery, Jean Baptiste Lavastre and Carpezat; costumes, Charles Bianchini) was first performed at the Paris Opéra in 1890. It was set in sixteenth-century Japan, and the Japanese-style decorative motifs on the dancers' costumes suggest an attempt to infuse a note of local color into the ballet. Rosita Mauri performed the leading role of Daïta, while Mlles. Lobstein and Ottolini played "Déesses des Flots-Bleus."
Biographical/historical: These images appeared in the Parisian bimonthly periodical Le costume au théâtre et à la ville, 4ème année, no. 12. The print of Mauri was labeled with her role, Daïta, as well as her name and the ballet's title. The Czech-born artist Alphonse Mucha, whose name is today most often associated with the style known as Art Nouveau, began to produce magazine and advertising illustrations soon after moving to Paris in 1887 to pursue his study of art.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 prints : lithograph, color ; 29 x 20 cm. or smaller.
Full-length portrayals of the dancers Rosita Mauri, Mlle. Lobstein, and Mlle. G. Ottolini in costume for Joseph Hansen's ballet Le rêve.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825122116
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759050
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9cd62d80-88fa-0134-4abb-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1890: Issued
  • 1939: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le rêve" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le rêve" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1890). Le rêve Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Le rêve