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Marie Taglioni

Title
Marie Taglioni [graphic] / M. Gauci lithog. ; printed by C. Hullmandel.
Author
Gauci, M.
Publication
[183-?]

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Still imageSupervised use *MGZFB Tag M P 40Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850.
  • Vigneron, Pierre Roch, 1789-1872.
Description
1 print : lithograph, b&w; 22 x 16 cm., on mount 23 x 18 cm.
Summary
Half-length portrait of the ballerina Marie Taglioni.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portraits.
  • Lithographs.
Note
  • Facsimile signature at bottom.
Biography (note)
  • Marie Taglioni is the ballerina most closely identified with the Romantic ballet. Dancing the title role in her father Filippo Taglioni's ballet La sylphide (1832), she ushered in a new era in ballet, in which mortal men ventured into the mysterious realm of the supernatural, embodied by beautiful and desirable but elusive young women. She enjoyed the celebrity of a contemporary film star or rock idol, and was the subject of innumerable portraits by artists of her day.
  • This lithograph is a variant of a portrait by Pierre Roch Vigneron, made by Maxim or Massimo Gauci, 1774 or 1776-1854, a British printmaker who was born in Malta and settled in London in 1809. An image similar to Gauci's, attributed to John Pendleton, was published as a sheet music cover for La Taglioni waltz, arranged by W.H. Phipps.
Call Number
*MGZFB Tag M P 40
OCLC
  • 790619382
  • 790619382
Author
Gauci, M.
Title
Marie Taglioni [graphic] / M. Gauci lithog. ; printed by C. Hullmandel.
Imprint
[183-?]
Biography
Marie Taglioni is the ballerina most closely identified with the Romantic ballet. Dancing the title role in her father Filippo Taglioni's ballet La sylphide (1832), she ushered in a new era in ballet, in which mortal men ventured into the mysterious realm of the supernatural, embodied by beautiful and desirable but elusive young women. She enjoyed the celebrity of a contemporary film star or rock idol, and was the subject of innumerable portraits by artists of her day.
This lithograph is a variant of a portrait by Pierre Roch Vigneron, made by Maxim or Massimo Gauci, 1774 or 1776-1854, a British printmaker who was born in Malta and settled in London in 1809. An image similar to Gauci's, attributed to John Pendleton, was published as a sheet music cover for La Taglioni waltz, arranged by W.H. Phipps.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Library's copy has been trimmed.
For the portrait by Pierre Roch Vigneron, see: *MGZFB Tag M P 22.
For the sheet music cover attributed to John Pendleton, see: *MGZFB Tag M P 25.
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Added Author
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850. Printer of plates
Vigneron, Pierre Roch, 1789-1872. Associated name
Research Call Number
*MGZFB Tag M P 40
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