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Title
Excelsior at the Éden Théâtre, Paris
Additional title: Caricature
Names
Draner, 1833-1926 (Artist)
Fernique, Charles (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: 1883 (Inferred)
Place: Paris
Publisher: La Caricature
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Dra Exc 1
Topics
Excelsior (Choreographic work : Manzotti)
Genres
Prints
Costume design drawings
Notes
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Content: Printed below journal title: Numero special pour l'Eden-Théâtre. Costumes du Ballet des Nations.
Biographical/historical: The ballet extravaganza Excelsior (choreography and libretto, Luigi Manzotti; music, Romualdo Marenco; costumes, Alfredo Edel) was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, in 1881, and became an immediate hit, with numerous revivals both in Italy and abroad. These prints commemorate the ballet's first Parisian performances, which inaugurated the newly constructed Éden Théâtre (now the site of the Théâtre de l'Athénée) in January 1883.
Biographical/historical: Draner was the pseudonym of the artist Jules Renard, a Belgian-born painter, illustrator, and caricaturist who also worked as a stage designer for various European theatres.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 2 prints (1 sheet) : lithograph, color or black and white ; 38 x 54 cm. or smaller.
Description
Two leaves from the Parisian journal La Caricature of May 1883. On the recto is the journal's cover, with a color illustration headed "Excelsior, L'Eden-Theatre, par Draner," and signed at lower right "[Charles?] Fernique sc." On the verso is a double-page spread titled "Quelques costumes du ballet 'Excelsior,' par Draner." This b&w composite drawing depicts twenty-seven labeled figures, some partially obscured, from the Ballet des Nations which took place in Excelsior's penultimate scene. Appropriately, many of the images represent national or ethnic costumes, but characters such as Electricité, La Lumière, La Valeur, and Le Commerce are also included.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825122502
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759040
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0cba0850-0108-0135-52ee-053cc3cc1758
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

  • 1833: Creator Born
  • 1883: Issued
  • 1926: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Excelsior at the Éden Théâtre, Paris" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/70b48690-069b-0135-1f5f-0818961ae733

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Excelsior at the Éden Théâtre, Paris" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/70b48690-069b-0135-1f5f-0818961ae733

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1883). Excelsior at the Éden Théâtre, Paris Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/70b48690-069b-0135-1f5f-0818961ae733

Wikipedia Citation

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Excelsior at the Éden Théâtre, Paris