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Italian theater prints, circa 1550-1983

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Series III. Portraits of actors, ca. 1599-ca. 1900 3 boxes, 4 flat file folders 66 prints
The series comprises portrait prints of actors from the late 16th century to the early 20th century. There are several formal portraits, including the one of Giovanni Gabrielli engraved by Agostino Carracci, the one of Raffaello Menicucci etched by Ottavio Leoni, and the one based on a painting by Domenico Fetti, whose sitter is identified as Francesco Andreini, a commedia dell'arte actor from the Compagnia dei Gelosi. However, the actors are most often shown on stage or performing the roles for which they were famous. Often their faces are hidden behind masks; the print is a portrayal of their stage roles rather than of their physical features. The series documents commedia dell'arte actors who performed in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, notably Angelo Constantini, Raymond Poisson, Giuseppe Tortoriti, and Angelica Toscano. Nine prints show Joseph Grimaldi, in the role of clown, performing a variety of pantomimes. Other portraits of actors playing commedia dell'arte characters are included in Subseries IVa. The series is organized alphabetically by the actors' last names.
Andreini, Francesco
See: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 18**
Bedeau, Julien
See Box 12*, folder 3.
Biancolelli, Marie-Catherine
Box Folder
8* 1 Catherine Biancolelli ditte Colombine Mariette, Jean, publisher, etcher Picart, Bernard, draftsman [Paris] : Aux Colonnes d'Hercules, avec privil. du Roy [ca. 1716-ca. 1742] 1 print : etching. Im. 10.1 x 6.8; Sh. 12.3 x 8; Mt. 20.9 x 10.3
The full-length portrait is of Catherine or Marie-Catherine Biancolelli in costume for the role of Columbine, with head facing left. The daughter of Dominique or Giuseppe Domenico Biancolelli, Marie-Catherine Biancolelli was a commedia dell'arte actress, member of the Comédie-Italienne in Paris, who played at the Hôtel du Bourgogne and specialized in the role of Columbine (or Colombine). Ref.: Guardenti, no. 33
Brambilla, Teresina
Box Folder
8* 2 Ricordo della Luisa Miller primavera 1850. I Modenesi [ca. 1850] 1 print : chalk lithograph, hand col. Sh. ca. 46.5 x 30
Italian soprano Teresina Brambilla is shown in the role of Luisa Miller, swooning in the arms of her father (i.e. Felice Varesi), as Settimio Malvezzi, playing Rodolfo, rises from a chair. Inscribed: Goldoni Lith.
Brasseur, Jules Victor Alexandre, also called Dumont
Box Folder
8* 3 Brasseur rôle d'Arlequin dans Les trois fils de cadet Roussel Paris : M.on Martinet r. de Rivoli 172 et r. Vivienne 41 [ca. 1863?] 1 print : lithograph, hand col. Im. 19.5 x 14.5; Sh. 31.8 x 22.2
The full-length portrait is of Jules Victor Alexandre Brasseur in costume for the role of Harlequin in a performance of Les trois fils de cadet Roussel at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. The actor is shown wearing a mask, one hand on hip, the other holding a sword. Inscription above image: Théâtre du Palais Royal. Inscribed below image: Imp. Lemercier Paris / 866. Dated ca. 1863 on verso.
Chudleigh, Elizabeth, Countess of Bristol
Box Folder
8* 4 Miss Chudleigh, in the character of Iphigenia, at the Venetian ambassador's masquerade. [17--] 1 print : engraving. Im. 16.1 x 10.1; Sh. 19.1 x 11.7; Mt. 32.5 x 25.7
The full-length portrait is of Elizabeth Chudleigh, who is shown partially nude in the role of Iphigenia. Inscribed in the lower right: E R.
Constantini, Angelo
Box Folder
8* 5 Icy de Mezetin rare et nouveau Protée … Trouvain, Antoine, publisher [Paris] : Se vend a Paris chez Trouvain rüe St. Jacques au Grand Monarque auec priuilege du Roy [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.3 x 19.3; Pl. 31.3 x 21.3; Sh. 35.6 x 23.6
The portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actor Angelo Constantini who, as a member of the Comédie-Italienne in Paris, played at the Hôtel du Bourgogne and specialized in the role of Mezzetino (or Mezzetin). The print is based on a painting by François de Troy showing Constantini in costume for the role of Mezzetino.
8* 6 Ange Constantin dit Mezetin Mariette, Jean, publisher A Paris : Chez J. Mariette rüe St. Jacques aux Colonnes d'Hercules avec priv. du Roy. [ca. 1716- ca. 1742] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.1 x 19; Pl. 29.6 x 19.7; Sh. 37.5 x 25.7
The portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actor Angelo Constantini in costume for the role of Mezzetino, standing before a landscape.
Also see Box 12*, folder 9, and FF. 19**.
Deburau, Jean Gaspard
Box Folder
8* 7 Costume de Debureau, rôle de Pierrot, dans les 26 Infortunes de Pierrot. [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 15.2 x 10.9; Sh. 17.2 x 12
The portrait is of Jean Gaspard Debureau, a pantomimist born in Bohemia who was active in Paris. The actor is shown in the role of Pierrot in the play Les 26 infortunes de Pierrot at the Théâtre des Funambules in Paris. Inscription above image: Th. des Funambules. Numbered: No. 986. Inscribed below image: Maleuvre s.
8* 8 Willette - Deburau Willette, Adolphe, draftsman [18--] 1 print : lithograph, letterpress, col. Im. 34.6 x 24.7; Sh. 42 x 33
The portrait is of pantomimist Jean Gaspard Debureau, or possibly of his son Charles, shown in the role of Pierrot, standing on his left foot and moving forward towards the right. The print was issued in a newspaper or periodical.
Dugazon, also called Henri Gourgaud
Box Folder
8* 9 Rôle de Scapin. Henry Gourgaud Dugazon. Duplessi-Bertaux, Jean, engraver [18--] 1 print : engraving. Im. 7.8 x 7; Pl. 10.9 x 8.5; Sh. 20 x 14
The profile bust portrait is of Henri Gourgaud Dugazon shown facing left and in costume for the role of Scapin. Inscription: Pour l'interêt de l'art et des jeunes acteurs / … Ref.: Béraldi, H. Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, t. VI, p. 72
Dunstall, John
See: Macklin, Charles
Duse, Eleonora
Box Folder
8* 10 Théatre Costanzi (Rome) Francesca da Rimini (acte V). Mme Eleonora Duse.- rôle de Francesca. Cliché Alinari. [19--] 1 print : relief halftone. Im. 27.5 x 19.5; Sh. 35 x 26.5
The full-length profile portrait is of Italian actress Eleonora Duse shown in the role of Francesca da Rimini at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Issued in: Le théâtre.
8* 10 Signora Eleonora Duse as Paula in "The second Mrs. Tanqueray," at the Lyceum Theatre: scene from act IV 1900 1 print : relief halftone. Im. 31.8 x 24.5; Sh. 39.4 x 29.3
Eleonora Duse is shown playing the role of Paula for a performance of Sir A. Pinero's play Second Mrs Tanqueray at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Issued in: The illustrated London news, May 19, 1900 - p. 673
8* 10 Signora Duse as Silvia Settala in "La gioconda" at the Lyceum Craig, Frank, draftsman 1900 1 print : relief halftone. Im. 30.5 x 21.5; Sh. 39.8 x 29.5
Eleonora Duse plays the role of Silvia Settala in D'Annunzio's play La gioconda performed at the Lyceum Theater in London. She is seated on a sofa as a man kneels before her. Inscription: ... drawn by Frank Craig. Issued in: The graphic, May 26, 1900 - p. 764
8* 10 National Theatre Christiana - Rosmersholm - acte III Photo L. Szacinski (Christiana) [19--] 1 print : relief halftone. Im. 23.2 x 21; Sh. 25.5 x 27.4
Eleonora Duse is standing with eyes closed, enacting the role of Rebecca West for a performance of Henrik Johan Ibsen's play Rosmersholm at the National Theatre in Christiana (Oslo). Issued in: Le théâtre.
8* 10 Mme Eleonore Duse en Norvège - après la représentation Photo L. Szacinski (Christiana) [19--] 1 print : relief halftone. Im. 21.8 x 21; Sh. 34.5 x 26.1
Italian actress Eleonora Duse is shown seated with the three administrators Jacob Woxen, Lugné-Poe, and Helliesen after a performance held at the National Theatre in Christiana (Oslo). Issued in: Le théâtre.
Ellar, Thomas
Box Folder
8* 11 Mr. Eller as Harlequin (second position) [London] : Published by M.& M Skelt. II. Swan St. Minories, London [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 23.5 x 18.6; Sh. 37.2 x 31
The portrait is of English actor Thomas Ellar in costume for the role of Harlequin: he wears a mask, one hand on a hat, the other on a sword. A landscape with a rotunda is depicted in the background. Inscribed: ... drawn and engraved under the superintendence of Tho.s Eller.
Also see Series V.
Elleviou, Jean
Box Folder
8* 12 Elleviou, rôle de Pierrot, dans Le tableau parlant. A Paris : Chez Martinet, libraire, rue du Coq no. 13 et 15. [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 16.9 x 10.1; Pl. 19.3 x 11.8; Sh. 20.2 x 12.6
The full-length portrait is of French tenor Jean Elleviou, head facing left. He is in costume for the role of Pierrot in the play Le tableau parlant performed at the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique in Paris. Inscription below image: Hola! hé! … Lafleur, Jasmin, … Scapin, hola quelqu'un, n'y a t'il personne ici ? … Inscription above image: Th. de l'Opéra comique / … / No. 276.
Ferramonti, Antonio
Box Folder
9* 1 Antonius Feramons, venetus Pantaleonus Ellys, John, etcher [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 23.5 x 18.7; Sh. 37.6 x 28.6
The bust portrait in an oval frame is of Italian commedia dell'arte actor Antonio Ferramonti who played the role of Pantaloon or Pantalone. Inscription: Pro Suo Beneficio. Pencilled: ? Ticket for a benefit performance [c. 1745].
Ferretti, Luigi
See Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 20**.
Fiorilli, Tiberio
Box Folder
9* 2 Scaramouche Basset, André,, publisher A Paris : Chez Basset rue St. Jacques a S.e Genevieve [ca. 1750-ca. 1785] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 28.5 x 20.9; Sh. 32.6 x 21.7
The portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actor Tiberio Fiorilli or Fiorillo, a member of the Comédie-Italienne in Paris, who performed at the Hôtel du Bourgogne and specialized in the role of Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia). He is shown standing before a balustrade that overlooks a formal garden in the background. Inscribed in lower margin: Voicy l'Ornement du Theatre, / Celuy que vous voyez a charmé les Francois, / Il a fait le plaisir de plusieurs de nos Rois, / Par ce que des Louis il estoit Idolatre.
French, G.
Box Folder
9* 3 Mr. G. French as Harlequin London : Pub. by J. Redington, 208 Hoxton Old Town … [18--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 21.2 x 16.6
The standing portrait is of an actor in costume for the role of Harlequin.
Gabrielli, Giovanni
Box Folder
9* 4 [Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli, called Il Sivello] Carracci, Agostino, engraver [ca. 1599] 1 print : engraving. Im. 16.2 x 12.4; Mt. 20.4 x 14
The bust portrait is of commedia dell'arte actor Giovanni Gabrielli who is shown holding a mask in his hands. Inscription: AVG.F. Ref.: DeGrazia, D. Prints and related drawings, no. 212
Garrick, David
Box Folder
9* 5 Mr. Garrick in the character of Tancred [London] : Published by I. Wenman Aug.st 1: 1777 1777 1 print : etching. Pl. 12.5 x 9.4; Sh. 16.3 x 11.2; Mt. 16.3 x 11.2
The portrait is of English actor and dramatist David Garrick, who was the manager of Drury Lane Theater in London from 1747 to 1776. He is shown in the role of Tancred in The tragedy of Tancred and Gismund. Inscription in lower center of image: Ah Sigismunda! / Thy rash credulity has done a deed … Act. IV Scene 2.
Gourgaud, Henri, also called Henri Gourgaud Dugazon
See: Dugazon
Legrand, Henri, also called Belleville or Turlupin
Box Folder
9* 6 Henry Le Grand dit Turlupin Lignon, Etienne-Frederic, etcher [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 27 x 22.1; Sh. 32.4 x 25
The full-length portrait is of Henri Legrand, a French actor, who as Belleville played in Turlupinades or farces. Facing left, he appears in the role of Turlupin for a performance at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris. Inscriptions: Galerie Théâtrale / N: 3.bis. / Theâtre de l'Hôtel de Bourgoigne. Année 1630. Inscribed below image: G. hunt, Pinxt. Chaumont Del. / / Ecrit par Sampier / Lignon Sculpt / Imprimé par Langlois.
Also see Box 12*, folder 3.
Grimaldi, J. S. (Joseph S.)
Box Folder
9* 7 Mr. Grimaldi, as clown in "Harlequin & friar Bacon." Cruikshank, Robert, etcher [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 17.6 x 10.2; Pl. 22.8 x 14.3; Sh. 27.8 x 18.4
English clown and pantomimist Joseph Grimaldi is shown performing in the pantomime of Harlequin and friar Bacon. Inscribed: I.R. Cruikshank fecit.
9* 7 Mr. Grimaldi, as clown in the popular pantomine of Harlequin & Asmodeus now performing at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, setting to with a grotesque figure which he makes up of a series of vegetables, fruit &c. and which becoming animated beats him off the stage. Norman, Robert, draftsman [London] : Pub. Feb.ry 8th. 1811 by R. Ackermann no. 101 Strand. 1811 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 22.8 x 31.1; Pl. 24.6 x 35; Sh. 27.5 x 43
Joseph Grimaldi is shown playing the character of clown in the pantomime of Harlequin and Asmodeus performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in London. Holding large radishes, he boxes with a figure made of vegetables. Inscribed in lower right corner: Drawn by R. Norman.
9* 7 Grimaldis tandem in the comic pantomime of the Golden fish Heath, William, etcher [London] : Pub. Feb. 11 1812 by T. Palser Bridge Road Lambeth 1812 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 20.8 x 32.4; Sh. 27.7 x 44.3
Joseph Grimaldi, in the role of clown in the pantomime of the Golden fish, rides a cart drawn by two harnessed dogs whom he is whipping. Inscribed: Drawn and Etched by W Heath. Pencilled in upper right corner: 4.
9* 7 Grimaldis tandem in the comic pantomime of the Golden fish Heath, William, etcher [London] : Pub. Feb. 11 1812 by … 1812 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 20.5 x 31.3
Joseph Grimaldi, in the character of clown in the pantomime of the Golden fish, rides a cart drawn by two harnessed whom he is whipping.
9* 7 Grimaldis leap frog, in the comic pantomime of the Golden fish Heath, William, draftsman; etcher [London] : Pub. Jan.y 21st 1812 by T. Palser Bridge Road Lambeth 1812 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 19.8 x 31.7; Sh. 25.7 x 39.8
Joseph Grimaldi, in the character of clown in the pantomime of the Golden fish, attempts to feed a frog from a bowl; the frog jumps over the crouching clown. Inscribed: Drawn and Etched by W Heath.
9* 7 Grimaldis bold dragoon in the popular pantomime of the Red dwarf [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 21.5 x 31.7; Sh. 25.9 x 35.8
Joseph Grimaldi, in the character of clown in the pantomime of the Red dwarf, wears black coal scuttles with spurs and horseshoes on his feet; he addresses a nobleman who possibly personifies England's Prince Regent.
9* 7 Grimaldi & the nondescript in the Red dwarf Heath, William, etcher [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 20.4 x 32; Sh. 28.8 x 35.4
Joseph Grimaldi is shown playing the clown in the pantomime of the Red dwarf. Inscription in the plate's lower margin: the Clown kills the Pantaloon and afterwards Dresses him in the Skin of a Lion, the Head of an Ass Eagles Wings Cats feet & a Fishes tail
9* 7 Mr. Grimaldi & Mr Norman in the Epping hunt from the popular pantomime of the Red dwarf [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 21.9 x 32.5; Sh. 28.4 x 37.4
Joseph Grimaldi, in the character of clown in the pantomime of the Red dwarf, rides a horse and holds a large whip. Norman, as Pantaloon, rides a pony in front of Grimaldi.
9* 7 Joe Grimaldi, as clown in the pantomime of Mother Goose. Harris, John, etcher De Wilde, Samuel, draftsman London : Published by Richard Bentley, 1846 1846 1 print : aquatint, hand col. Im. 12 x 8.1; Sh. 17.7 x 11.2
English clown and pantomimist Joseph Grimaldi is shown playing in the pantomime of Mother Goose. Inscription below image: Sir, I'll just trouble you with a line! Inscribed: S. De Wilde del. / J. Harris sculp.
Also see: Series V.
Guérin, Robert
See Box 12*, folder 3.
Guéru, Hugues
See Box 12*, folder 3.
Hardouin de Saint-Jacques, Bertrand
See Box 12*, folder 3.
Howel
Box Folder
9* 8 Costume de Howel rôle d'Arlequin, et de Miss Frood, rôle de Colombine, dans Arlequin (pantomime anglaise). [Paris] : Publié par Hautecoeur-Martinet, rue du Coq, no. 15, à Paris. [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 15.8 x 11; Pl. 19.2 x ca.12.4; Sh. 22.9 x 13.4
The actors Frood and Howel are in costumes for the roles of Columbine and Harlequin in a pantomime performed at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris. Inscription above image: Th. des Variétés / No. 1546.
Laporte, Jacques, called Delaporte
Box Folder
9* 9 Costume de Laporte, rôle d'Arlequin, dans Les femmes rivaux Vaud. A Paris : Chez Martinet, libraire, rue du Coq no. 13 et 15 [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 20.2 x 12; Sh. 23.3 x 14.1
French actor Jacques Laporte is shown in costume for the role of Harlequin in a play performed at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris. Inscription above image: Th. de Vaudeville. Numbered in ink above image: No. 141. Annotated in brown ink below image: Je crois que j'en devenois noir de colère. Scène 3. Ref.: Lyonnet, H. Dictionnaire des comédiens, v. 2, p. 289
9* 9 Laporte, rôle de Dominique, dans Allez voir Dominique, Vaud. en I acte. A Paris : Chez Martinet, libraire, rue du Coq no. 13 et 15 [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 19.1 x 12; Sh. 22 x 13.5
The portrait is of French actor Jacques Laporte in costume for the role of Dominique in the play Allez voir Dominique performed at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris. He is shown with a mask taken off. Inscription below image: Tu l'as nommé Docteur. Scene XI. Inscribed: Carle del. Numbered in upper left corner of image: No. 187. Ref.: Lyonnet, H. Dictionnaire des comédiens, v. 2, p. 289, ill.
9* 9 Laporte, rôle d'Arlequin, dans Le nécessaire et le superflu. Vaudeville. Joly, Adrien Jean Baptiste Muffat, draftsman A Paris : Chez Martinet, libraire, rue du Coq, no. 15 [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 19.3 x 10.7; Sh. 22.4 x 14.3
French actor Jacques Laporte is shown in costume for the role of Harlequin in the play Le nécessaire et le superflu held at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris. Inscription below image: Ah! bon genie regardez donc par là; ne trouvez-vous pas que cette mauvaise bicoque qui est la au bout du jardin, gêne la vue? Inscription above image: Th. du Vaudeville. Numbered in upper right corner of image: No. 424. Inscribed: Joly del. Ref.: Lyonnet, H. Dictionnaire des comédiens, v. 2, p. 289
Macklin, Charles
Box Folder
9* 10 Mr. Macklin and Mr Dunstall, in the characters of Sr. Francis Wronghead and John Moody. Reading, Burnet, etcher [London] : Published Dec.r 24 by T. Lowndes & partners [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 13.2 x 8.9; Sh. 17.1 x 9.8
Irish-born actor Charles Macklin (MacLaughlin) plays the role of Francis Wronghead in Sir John Vanbrugh's comedy The provoked husband. He is shown addressing John Dunstall, who plays the role of John Moody. Inscribed below image: Dodd ad viv del. / Reading sculp. Inscription above image: PROVOKED HUSBAND. / Act. II. / Scene the last. Inscription below image: Sir Franc. Odsbud! if I take him in hand I'll play the Devil with him.
Malvezzi, Tommaso
See: Brambilla, Teresina.
Marchetti, Angela
See: Box 21*, folder 7
Mendelys, Christiane
See: Najac, Émile de
Menicucci, Raffaello
Box Folder
9* 11 Raphael Menicuccius celeberrimus in utroq. orbe terrarum Leoni, Ottavio, etcher 1625 1 print : etching. Sh. 14.1 x 11
The bust portrait is of Raffaello Menicucci. Ref.: Bartsch 31; Buffa, S. Italian artists of the sixteenth century, 38 [XVII/pt. 5] of The illustrated Bartsch, p. 189
Molière
Box Folder
9* 12 Levray portrait de Moliere en habit de Sganarelle Simonin, etcher [16--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 16.2 x 11.8; Mt. 44 x 30.6
The full-length portrait is of French playwright and actor Jean Baptiste Poquelin, known under his stage name Molière. He is shown in costume for the role of Sganarelle in the comedy Le médecin malgré lui. Inscribed: Simonin Fecit. Ref.: Thieme-Becker, v. 33, p. 74; Lyonnet, H. Dictionnaire des comédiens, v. 2, p. 447, no. 3
Najac, Émile de
Box Folder
9* 13 Peau d'âne [18--] 1 print : photogravure. Im. 27.3 x 21.2; Sh. 34.7 x 27.4
The print depicts the two actors Christiane Mendelys and Émile de Najac, the latter dressed as Pierrot. Issued in: Le théâtre. Caption below image: Photo Crémière / LA GARDEUSE D'OIE (Mlle Chr. Mendelys) / LE ROI PIERROT (M. de Najac)
Niccolini, G. B. (Giovanni Battista)
Box Folder
9* 14 G. B. Niccolini [Florence] : Lit. A. Fedi Firenze. [18--] 1 print : lithograph. Im. 30.2 x 22.9; Sh. 41.7 x 32.1
The seated bust portrait is of Italian playwright Giovanni Battista Niccolini. Signed: Vivaldi.
Poisson, Raymond
Box Folder
10* 1 Poisson, ancien acteur Prud'hon, Jean, lithographer [18--] 1 print : lithograph, hand col. Im. 20.2 x 14.9; Sh. 33.2 x 25.8
The portrait is of French commedia dell'arte actor Raymond Poisson, founder of a family of actors and a member of the company at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris, who specialized in the role of the valet Crispin. Inscription above image: Galerie Théâtrale. Inscription below image: Favart del: / Déposé à la Direct.on … / Prud'hon Sculp.t.// (Théâtre Français) … (Dans l'emploi des Crispins). Ref.: Béraldi, H. Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, t. XI, p. 53
Also see: Box 11*, folder 10, and FF. 21**.
Préville
Box Folder
10* 2 Pierre-Louis Dubus de Preville, comédien françois. Il a débuté le 20. 7.bre 1753. par Crispin du légataire, et a été reçu et pensionné du Roi à Fontainebleau le 20. 8.bre suivant, avant la fin de son début. Michel, Jean-Baptiste, engraver A Paris : Chez Petit, rue du Petit Pont, à l'Image N.D. 1767 1 print : engraving, etching. Im. 31.2 x 23.2; Pl. 36.9 x 25.8; Sh. 49.9 x 35.4
The bust portrait in an oval frame is of French commedia dell'arte actor Préville. Act I, scene 4 of the comedy Les folies amoureuses by Jean-François Régnard is depicted in the relief below the portrait. Inscription: J'ai fait tant de metiers d'après le naturel / Que je puis m'appeller un Homme universel. Inscribed on pedestal: Joan.Bap. Michel fecit 1767.
10* 2 Preville, comedien ordinaire du Roi dans Crispin des folies amoureuses. Naudet, Caroline, engraver; publisher A Paris : Chez Naudet m.d d'estampes au Louvre 1812 1 print : engraving. Im 13.3 x 8.8; Sh. 16.1 x 11
The full-length portrait is of French commedia dell'arte actor Préville shown facing right and in costume for the role of Crispin. Inscribed: Caroline Naudet fecit 1812.
Ristori, Adelaide
Box Folder
10* 3 Adelaide Ristori prima attrice l'autunno del 1842 in Roma [ca. 1842] 1 print : chalk lithograph. Sh. 46.6 x 34.8
The three-quarter length portrait of Adelaide Ristori shows the Italian actress seated in front of a balustrade and holding a sprig of flowers. Inscription below image: Il Ciel la diede a noi in questa etade / … / Petr. Rime. Inscribed below image: Baldisseroni dis. / Danesi lit.
10* 3 Adelaide Ristori Bologna nel carnevale del 1845 Lith. Angiolini e C. [ca. 1845] 1 print : lithograph. Im. 21 x 16.9; Sh. 43.3 x 29.4
The three-quarter length portrait is of Italian actress Adelaide Ristori. It is signed: Frulli dis.
10* 3 L'étoile d'Italie. Polka de salon à Mme. Adélaïde Ristori composée pour piano par Camille Schubert. Paris : C. Prilipp, éditeur boulevard des Italiens, 19, Londres, Schott & c.ie. [18--] 1 print : chalk lithograph. Sh. 25.7 x 34
The print is a cover for a musical score of a polka composed by Camille Schubert, also named Prilipp. It incorporates in its center a portrait medallion of Adelaide Ristori. Inscribed: Victor Coindre / Lith. Bertauts r. Cadeth Paris.
10* 3 The Ristori valse by Adrien Talexy London : Boosey & Sons, 28, Holles Street. [18--] 1 print : chalk lithograph. Sh. 34 x 24.2
The three-quarter length portrait of Adelaide Ristori shows the Italian actress in costume and wearing a laurel wreath.
10* 3 Madame Ristori Geoffroy, Charles, lithographer [Paris] : Marchant édit.r alliance des arts. Paris [18--] 1 print : lithograph. Im. 20.3 x 15.8; Sh. 28.9 x 20.7
The seated three-quarter length portrait is of Adelaide Ristori shown with head facing right. Inscribed below image: Geoffory Sculp. / Sarazin Imp.
10* 3 M.me Ristori dans Myrra Geoffroy, Charles, lithographer Paris : Imp. F. Chardon a.é 30. r. Hautefeuille [18--] 1 print : steel engraving, col. Pl. 25.2 x 18; Sh. 27 x 19
The full-length portrait is of Italian actress Adelaide Ristori. Inscribed below image: Ch. Geoffroy pinx. et sc. Ref.: Béraldi, H. Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, v. 7, p. 8 Included: article "Mme A. Ristori - A Charles Geoffroy".
10* 3 Madame Ristori [London] : Judd & co. lith. Doctors' Commons, London E.C. 1882 1 print : lithograph, col. Im. 29. x 22; Sh. 37.3 x 27
The bust portrait is of Italian actress Adelaide Ristori. Issued in: The Whitehall review, March 30, 1882.
Romagnesi, Marc' Antonio
Box Folder
10* 4 Marc Antoine Romagnezi. dans le personnage du docteur Balouard. [18--] 1 print : chalk lithograph. Sh. 25.5 x 17.6
The full-length portrait is of Italian poet and commedia dell'arte actor Marc'Antonio Romagnesi, who was active in Paris. He is shown facing right in costume for the role of Doctor Gratiano Baloardo. Numbered in upper right: 12. Inscription below image: I. lith. de Delpech. Inscription below image: (Comed.ie Italienne) (Année 1550).
Also see: Box 11*, folder 8-10
La Ruette, Jean-Louis
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10* 5 Jean Louis La Ruette comedien italien ordinnaire du roi. reçu en 1762. Elluin, François Roland, etcher A Paris : Chez l'auteur, rue St. Jacques vis à vis celle des Mathurins [ca. 1762] 1 print : etching, hand col. Pl. 25.5 x 18.8; Sh. 31.2 x 28.2
The oval bust portrait is of Jean-Louis La Ruette, a French composer and singer who joined the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1752. Title in capital letters in frame and inscription appears on pedestal: Brillant dans mon employ / … / Le Marechal Scene XIV. Inscribed: le Clerc del. / Elluin Sculp.
Salvini, Tommaso
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10* 6 Tommaso Salvini as Othello Photogravure. Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd. Copyrighted 1890 by Gebbie & Co. 1 print : photogravure. Im. 24 x 16; Sh. 41.6 x 27.7
The profile bust portrait is of Italian actor Tommaso Salvini facing left and in costume for the role of Othello in Shakespeare's tragedy.
10* 6 Othello Pellegrini, Carlo, lithographer Vincent Brooks Day & Son. Lith. 1875 1 print : lithograph, col. Im. 31.2 x 18.5; Sh. 38.3 x 26.5
The full-length portrait is of Italian actor Tommaso Salvini in costume for the role of Othello in Shakespeare's tragedy. It was issued in: Vanity fair, May 22, 1875. Included: "Men of the day. No. 104. Signor Tommaso Salvini" -- article issued in Vanity fair.
Saqui, Marguerite Antoinette Lalanne
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10* 7 Madame Saqui the celebrated performer on the rope at Vauxhall [18--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 23.6 x 14.6; Sh. 24.7 x 16; Mt. 34.2 x 24.6
Marguerite Antoinette Saqui, a funambulist or tightrope walker, who performed at Covent Garden and at Vauxhall Gardens in London, is shown in costume, performing on a rope above a landscape. Inscribed: ... engraved by Alais, from an original painting by Hutchisson of Bath.
Sarsalli, Laura
See: Box 21*, folder 7.
Thénard, also called Auguste Pierre Louis Chevalier Perrin
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10* 8 Mr. Thénard, rôle de Sganarelle, dans le Medecin malgré lui [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 5.8 x 8.3; Pl. 8.5 x 10.7; Sh. 19.8 x 24.8
French actor Thénard is shown in costume for the role of Sganarelle or the doctor in the play Le médecin malgré lui. He stands in a landscape between two figures and holds a flask.
Tortoriti, Giuseppe
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10* 9 Joseph Tortoriti faisant le personage de Scaramouche Mariette, Jean, publisher A Paris : Chez J. Mariette rue St Jacques aux Colonnes d'Hercules. avec priv. du roy. [ca. 1716-ca. 1742] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.8 x 19.4; Sh. 30.5 x 20.4
The portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actor Giuseppe Tortoriti who was a member of the Comédie-Italienne in Paris and who, after 1697, was at the head of a commedia dell'arte troupe active in various French cities. He is shown in costume for the role of Scaramuccia (Scaramouche), stepping to the right and holding a guitar in the left hand.
Toscano, Angelica
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10* 10 Angelique Toscano ditte Marinette Mariette, Jean, etcher Picart, Bernard, draftsman [ca. 1716-ca. 1742] 1 print : etching. Im. 26.9 x 19.1; Sh. 28.5 x 19.5
The full-length portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actress Angelica Toscano in costume for the role of Marinetta and standing in front a décor. The spouse of Giuseppe Tortoriti, Toscano performed in Paris and, after 1697, was active in various French cities. Ref.: Guardenti, no. 25
10* 10 Angelique Toscano, ditte Marinette Mariette, Jean, etcher Picart, Bernard, draftsman [Paris] : Colonnes d'Hercules avec privil. du roy. [ca. 1716-ca. 1742] 1 print : etching. Im. 10 x 6.4; Sh. 10.5 x 6.9; Mt. 20.2 x 9.4
The full-length portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actress Angelica Toscano in costume for the role of Marinetta or Marinette. Ref.: Guardenti, no. 29
10* 10 [Angelique Toscano, dite Marinette] [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Sh. 26.5 x 18.4; Mt. 30.1 x 21
The full-length portrait is of Italian commedia dell'arte actress Angelica Toscano in costume for the role of Marinetta or Marinette. Annotated in brown ink: Angelique Toscano, dite Marinette.
Varesi, Felice
See: Brambilla, Teresina
Wood, Charles
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10* 11 Mr. Charles Wood as Harlequin [18--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 19.3 x 13.7; Sh. 25.5 x 18.6
The standing portrait of Charles Wood shows the actor in costume for the role of Harlequin, with one hand on hat, the other on a sword that is inscribed: LOVE. Pencilled below image: JHW [?] / BT Proof.


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