Les coulisses de l'Opéra (le corps de ingénues)Additional title: Opera slips (a body of young maido [sic])Additional title: Coulissen des Opernhauses (die Schaar der Unschuld)Additional title: Musée de moeurs en actions
NamesBettannier, Joseph (Lithographer)Gavarni, Paul, 1804-1866 (Artist)Régnier, Claude, 19th cent. (Lithographer)Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Lithographer)
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: Paris, Berlin, BarcelonaPlace: LondonPublisher: E. Gambart
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Bet J Cou 1
TopicsBallet -- France -- 19th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: peint par Gavarni ; lith. par Regnier et Bettannier.Content: Caption title.Content: At head of print: Musée de moeurs en actions.Statement of responsibility: Imp. par Lemercier à Paris.Biographical/historical: The French lithographer and painter Paul Gavarni, a contemporary of Honoré Daumier, was also known for his unsparing satirical depictions of contemporary life.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, color ; 51 x 68 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of a backstage scene at an opera house, possibly the Paris Opéra. Behind a flat, female members of the corps de ballet line up on a platform, preparing for their entrance. A few flirt with male admirers. Theatrical props, including ewers, spears, and wreaths, are piled in the foreground. Their suggestion of a Roman theme is echoed by the weapons, banner, and helmet visible amid the crowd at left. Audience members in a box and in the balcony appear above the top of the flat.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825067500NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758150Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bb2ac780-0107-0135-8946-083bf0a154b8
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