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Title
Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues)
Additional title: Opera slips (a body of young maido [sic])
Additional title: Coulissen des Opernhauses (die Schaar der Unschuld)
Additional title: Musée de moeurs en actions
Names
Bettannier, Joseph (Lithographer)
Gavarni, Paul, 1804-1866 (Artist)
Régnier, Claude, 19th cent. (Lithographer)
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1860 - 1869 (Approximate)
Place: Paris, Berlin, Barcelona
Place: London
Publisher: E. Gambart
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Bet J Cou 1
Topics
Ballet -- France -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: peint par Gavarni ; lith. par Regnier et Bettannier.
Content: Caption title.
Content: At head of print: Musée de moeurs en actions.
Statement of responsibility: Imp. par Lemercier à Paris.
Biographical/historical: The French lithographer and painter Paul Gavarni, a contemporary of Honoré Daumier, was also known for his unsparing satirical depictions of contemporary life.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, color ; 51 x 68 cm.
Description
Depiction of a backstage scene at an opera house, possibly the Paris Opéra. Behind a flat, female members of the corps de ballet line up on a platform, preparing for their entrance. A few flirt with male admirers. Theatrical props, including ewers, spears, and wreaths, are piled in the foreground. Their suggestion of a Roman theme is echoed by the weapons, banner, and helmet visible amid the crowd at left. Audience members in a box and in the balcony appear above the top of the flat.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
English
German
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825067500
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758150
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bb2ac780-0107-0135-8946-083bf0a154b8
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860 - 1869. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a2dcd7f0-05d9-0135-6e1a-6176ac3b6958

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a2dcd7f0-05d9-0135-6e1a-6176ac3b6958

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1860 - 1869). Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues) Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a2dcd7f0-05d9-0135-6e1a-6176ac3b6958

Wikipedia Citation

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Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues)