TurandotAdditional title: Münchener Bilderbogen
NamesIlle, Eduard, 1823-1900 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1860Place: MünchenPublisher: K. Braun und F. Schneider
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Ill E Tur 1
TopicsTurandot (Fictitious character) -- Caricatures and cartoonsComics
NotesStatement of responsibility: E. Ille.Caption title.Signed and dated on a signboard carried by a figure at lower right.Numbering: At top right: 270; At bottom center: Nro. 270.Citation/reference: For a discussion of the Turandot story in literature, theatre, and music, see Peter Bassett's "The many faces of Turandot" on his website www.peterbassett.com.au/PDFs/Turandotpdf.Biographical/historical: Although the story of Turandot is said to have its roots in a Persian tale, the immediate source of inspiration for this print has not yet been identified. Friedrich von Schiller treated the tale in his play Turandot, Prinzessin von China (1801), and a number of composers adapted it in operas and incidental music. Giacomo Puccini's opera, perhaps the best known version of the theme, did not appear until 1926.Biographical/historical: Eduard Ille was a German painter, illustrator, and caricaturist.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, hand-colored ; 45 x 36 cm.
DescriptionComic strip in four rows, published in the periodical Münchener Bilderbogen. It relates in pictures and text the story of the Chinese princess Turandot and her wooing by the princes of Mauritania, Samarkand, Abyssinia, and Astrakhan.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825562823NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759934Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f06144e0-88f9-0134-1da9-00505686a51c
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