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Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra

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Title
Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra
Additional title: Richard Park Beard collection
Names
Lacauchie, Alexandre (Printmaker)
Beard, Richard (Collector)
Godard, Pierre François, 1797-1864 (Printer of plates)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1855
Place: Paris
Publisher: Maison Martinet
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Lac A Zep 1
Topics
Fonti (Choreographic work : Mazilier)
Eros (Greek deity)
Cupid (Roman deity)
Zephyrus (Greek deity)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: A.L.
Initialed on stone.
Caption title.
Statement of responsibility: Lith. Godard.
Acquisition: Gift; Robert James Wood II, 2010.
Biographical/historical: La Fonti (choreography, Joseph Mazilier; music, Théodore Labarre), a ballet-pantomime inspired by the real-life ballerina Amalia Fonti, was first presented at the Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra, Paris, in 1855. The characters Zéphir and l'Amour, whose performers are not named in the ballet's published scenario, appeared in the second act ballet-within-a-ballet, in which the goddess Flore invokes Eros in an effort to capture the heart of the notoriously fickle Zéphir.
Biographical/historical: Alexandre Lacauchie was a French painter, engraver, and lithographer active in the mid-19th century. His numerous prints capture lively images of the dancers, actors, and singers of his time.
Biographical/historical: The printing and publishing house of Maison Martinet was founded in 1796 by Aaron Martinet, 1762-1841, who became well-known for publishing satirical prints. The series Galerie dramatique was published by Maison Martinet in ten volumes between 1844 and 1870.
Biographical/historical: Richard Park Beard, 1925-2009, the former owner of this print, made his debut as a professional dancer with Ballet International in 1944, and subsequently danced with Ballet Theatre, Ballet Society, and the New York City Ballet. He also danced and choreographed for television and nightclub shows.
Forms part of the Richard Park Beard collection. Graphics.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 26 x 18 cm.
Description
Depiction of two female dancers costumed for Joseph Mazilier's ballet La Fonti. Zéphir (representing Zephyrus, the personification of the west wind), at left, wears small wings on her back. L'Amour (Eros or Cupid), at right, also wears wings and carries the god's obligatory bow and arrows. On her head is a crescent moon, usually an attribute of the goddess Artemis or Diana.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825121935
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759016
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1509ebe0-88fa-0134-b1b8-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1855. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b6c2fd40-8cbc-0134-93a8-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b6c2fd40-8cbc-0134-93a8-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1855). Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b6c2fd40-8cbc-0134-93a8-00505686a51c

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Zéphir et l'Amour dans La Fonti. Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra