Schneider Zwick auf dem MaskenballAdditional title: Münchener Bilderbogen
NamesMeggendorfer, Lothar. (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1860 - 1869 (Approximate)Place: MünchenPublisher: Braun & Schneider
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Meg L Sch 1
TopicsPierrot (Fictitious character)Masquerades -- Caricatures and cartoons
NotesContent: Caption title.Content: Signed on matrix at lower right.Numbering: At top right: 748.Numbering: At bottom center: Nro. 748.Biographical/historical: The German illustrator and writer Lothar Meggendorfer, 1847-1925, was known for his pop-up books as well as his humorous drawings. He contributed to the bi-weekly Münchener Bilderbogen beginning in 1868.Biographical/historical: The character Pierrot, who probably originated in the Italian commedia dell'arte, first became popular in seventeenth-century France. Over the centuries his persona has acquired many dimensions, notably that of the sad clown. This comic strip, however, emphasizes his buffoonish side.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, blackand white ;45 x 35 cm.
DescriptionComic strip in twelve drawings, published in the periodical Münchener Bilderbogen, depicting the misadventures of Pierrot at a masked ball. Wearing his iconic white clown suit trimmed with a ruff and pompoms, a black half-mask obscuring his face, Pierrot sprints athletically through the scenes, causing havoc among the elegantly dressed guests, waiters, and musicians. Each scene is accompanied by a rhymed couplet in German.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825562451NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759908Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a12f0b0-0108-0135-09e4-4ba541b59156
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