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Additional title: Münchener Bilderbogen
Ille, Eduard, 1823-1900 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1860
Place: München
Publisher: K. Braun und F. Schneider
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ill E Tur 1
Turandot (Fictitious character) -- Caricatures and cartoons
Statement 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
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 Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, hand-colored ; 45 x 36 cm.
Comic 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 Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825562823
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759934
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f06144e0-88f9-0134-1da9-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1823: Creator Born
  • 1860: Issued
  • 1900: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Turandot" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Turandot" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1860). Turandot Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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