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Italian theater prints, circa 1550-1983

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Series IV. Commedia dell'arte, ca. 1560-ca. 1954 9 boxes, 16 flat file folders 295 prints, 1 pamphlet, 1 score, 16 cutouts
The series documents the iconography of a specific theatrical genre, the commedia dell'arte, from the 16th to the 20th century. It comprises prints of commedia dell'arte characters and masks by prominent printmakers, such as the suite known as Les trois Pantalons or The three Pantaloons by Jacques Callot and the engraving L'amour au théâtre italien by Charles-Nicolas Cochin, which is based on Antoine Watteau's painting at the Staatliche Museen, Berlin. The series also comprises printed ephemera that shed light on the variety of uses of commedia dell'arte imagery, and its social and historical context. It is divided into three subseries: characters and masks, performances, and uses of commedia dell'arte imagery. Other commedia dell'arte images are featured in Series I (Box 5*, folder 4), Series II (Box 7*, folders 2-3), Series III, and Series V.
Series IV.A. Characters and masks, ca. 1560-ca. 1954 5 boxes, 5 flat file folders 158 prints, 15 cutouts
The subseries comprises prints of single and multiple commedia dell'arte characters and masks. A large number of the prints formed suites, some originally bound. In order to retain the coherence of these suites, the subseries has been organized chronologically by printmakers and publishers, rather than by character names. The subseries attests to the early interest in the commedia dell'arte in Italy. The reception of the genre in France is exemplified by Jacques Callot's œuvre and by prints engraved in Paris during the last decades of the 17th century when Italian companies were present in Paris and benefited from royal support. The intensive publishing activity in the rue Saint-Jacques in Paris emerges as a foyer of great diffusion of the commedia dell'arte repertoire, as is shown in the prints issued by Jean Le Blond I, Henri and Nicolas Bonnart, François Jollain, and Antoine Trouvain. The subseries also illustrates the reception of the work of painters and draftsmen Claude Gillot, Antoine Watteau, Nicolas Lancret, and Cornelis Troost. The prints by Frederick Carter and the cutout silhouettes of Lotte Reiniger exemplify ways in which XXth century artists used a traditional repertoire to address new artistic concerns.
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11* 1 [Pantaloon] [S.l.] : Petri de Nobilibus formis [15--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 21 x 14.7; Sh. 21.2 x 15.1; Mt. 35.4 x 26.5
Pantalone or Pantaloon plays a stringed instrument, possibly a lute, an owl resting on his shoulder. He sings and plays to Franceschina, while looking down towards a puppy dog (i.e. cagnolino) that holds an open book containing musicscores. Inscription in upper right: Tra la Ciuetta, é mi, é la Cagnolina / Cantiamo per rasón la franceschina.
11* 2 [Pulcinella; Zanni; Il Dottore] [16--] 3 prints : etching. Pl. 30 x 18.4; Sh. 37.9 x 21.7
Three prints of commedia dell'arte characters Pulcinella (i.e. Punchinello), Zanni, and Il Dottore (i.e. The Doctor). Inscription in the plate's lower margin of Pulcinella: Io sono quel famoso Pulcinella / … Numbered in lower left corner of image: 696. Annotated in ink: 961 / 21. Inscription in the plate's lower margin of Zanni: A me non da fastidio la pigione / … Numbered in the lower right of plate: 963 / 23. Inscription in the plate's lower margin of Il Dottore: A suon di Campanacci addottorato / … Numbered in lower left corner of image: 699. The three prints are identified in Duchartre as etchings by Jacob de Gheyn II (1565-1629).
11* 3 [Les trois Pantalons] Callot, Jacques, etcher [ca. 1618-ca. 1620] 3 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 24.2 x 15.3; Sh. 24.8 x 16.1
Complete suite of Les trois Pantalons or The three Pantaloons representing three stock characters from the commedia dell'arte: Pantalone [i.e. Pantaloon], Il Capitano or L'Innamorato [i.e. The Captain or Lover], and Zanni or Scapin. Ref.: Lieure 288-290
11* 4 [Zanni, or Scapin] Callot, Jacques, etcher [ca. 1618-ca. 1620] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 21.5 x 14.5; Mt. 25 x 17.7
The figure of Zanni or Scapin from the suite of Les trois Pantalons or The three Pantaloons is shown standing and holding a sword, while spectators watch a performance on stage in the background. Annotated in ink: Callot fecit. Ref.: Lieure 290
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14* Balli di sfessania Callot, Jacques, etcher [ca. 1621] 24 prints : etching. Pl. 7.3 x 9.4; Sh. 7.6 x 9.7
Complete suite comprising a title leaf and 23 etchings portraying dancers or performers identified by inscriptions. Several of these bear the names of commedia dell'arte characters: Mezzetino, Pulcinella, Scapino, and Scaramuccia. Ref.: Lieure 379-402; Posner, D. "Jacques Callot and the dances called Balli di sfessania," Art bulletin (June 1977), v. LIX/2, p. 203-216
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11* 5 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] Bonnart, Henri, publisher [16--] 17 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 15 x 10; Sh. 20.6 x 14.5
Each etching in this set of small prints depicts a single commedia dell'arte figure in a bare setting, identified by an inscription in the lower margin. Most of the prints are inscribed with the imprint of Henri Bonnart. The prints are titled: Le capitan Spezzaferre (i.e. The Captain), Le Pantalon venitien (i.e. Pantaloon or Pantalone), Mesetin (i.e. Mezzetino, Mezzetin), Le comedien serieux, Gilotin, La comedienne, Arlequin (i.e. Harlequin, Arlecchino), Le Docteur (i.e. The Doctor), Briguelle, Diamantine, Triuelin (i.e. Trivelin), Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia), Arlequin, Le vulcain de l'opera, L'opérateur Turpin, Polichinelle (i.e. Punchinello, Pulcinella), Scaramouche. Watermarks. Numbered in red pencil in upper margin: 34, 55, 70, 71, 73, 74, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 83, 84, 85. The print titled L'opérateur Turpin bears the partially legible name of Gérard Scotin. Ref.: Weigert, no. 577-602 (for complete suite)
11* 6 Gilotin; Mezetin Boccale Bonnart, Henri, publisher [Paris] : Chez HBonnart rüe S. Iacques au Coq avec priu. [16--] 2 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 27 x 19; Sh. 36.4 x 23.5
The prints show the commedia dell'arte characters Gilotin and Mezzetino. Ref.: Guardenti, no. 287; Weigert, no. 593
11* 7 Mezetin Boccale Bonnart, Henri, publisher [Paris] : Chez HBonnart vis a vis les Mathurins au Coq avec priuil. [16--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 23 x 17.7; Sh. 26.6 x 18.7; Mt. 29.4 x 19.4
The masked figure of Mezzetino is shown holding a sword, standing besides a monkey that carries a scroll. Ref.: Weigert, no. 593
11* 8 [Costumes de Venise] Bonnart, Nicolas, publisher [16--] 6 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 16.5 x 11.8; Sh. 20.6 x 14.5
Each etching in this set depicts a single commedia dell'arte figure standing in a landscape: Pantalon, masque venitien (i.e. Pantaloon or Pantalone), Harlequin, comedien burlesque (i.e. Arlequin, Arlecchino), Pasquarel, comedien boufon d'Italie (i.e. Pasquarelli), Scaramouche, en colere (i.e. Scaramuccia), Le docteur Gratian Baloüard (i.e. The Doctor), and Polichinelle, masque burlesque (i.e. Punchinello, Pulcinella). The imprint of Nicolas Bonnart is inscribed in the lower margin and below the image appears: Tiré du Cabinet de Mr. Chassebras de Cramailles. The print Scaramouche, en colere is a portrait of Marc'Antonio Romagnesi. Numbered in red pencil in upper part of image: 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69. Ref.: Weigert, no. 346-347, 350-353
11* 9 Le docteur Balouarde; Spezza Ferre Bonnart, Nicolas, publisher [16--] 2 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 26.3 x 18.6; Sh. 33 x 24.1
Two prints of commedia dell'arte characters titled Le docteur Balouarde (i.e. The Doctor) and Spezza Ferre. The imprint of Nicolas Bonnart is inscribed in the lower margin and a signature appears in the lower left corner of the image: Bonnart f. The Doctor is a portrait of Marc'Antonio Romagnesi. Ref.: Weigert, no. 360, 370.
11* 10 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] Bonnart, Nicolas, publisher [16--] 10 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 26.7 x 18.7; Sh. 36.5 x 22.5
The prints are: Arlequin (i.e. Harlequin, Arlecchino), Arlequin au ventre de sa mere la Tonne, Arlequin, gentilhomme marchand de piereries, Crispin, Le docteur Balouarde (i.e. The Doctor), Polichinelle (i.e. Pulcinella, Punchinello), Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia), Scaramouche entrant au theatre, Le vulcain de l'opera, and Le sabotier. The characters Crispin and the Doctor are portraits of Raymond Poisson and Marc'Antonio Romagnesi. Ref.: Weigert, no. 354-356, 359-360, 364, 366, 368, 370
11* 11 Arlequin; Polichinelle; Scaramouche entrant au theatre Bonnart, Nicolas, publisher [16--] 3 prints : etching, engraving. Sh. 26 x 17.8
The prints of commedia dell'arte characters are titled: Arlequin (i.e. Harlequin, Arlecchino), Polichinelle (i.e. Pulcinella, Punchinello), Scaramouche entrant au theatre (i.e. Scaramuccia). The imprint of Nicolas Bonnart appears in the lower margin. The signature of Bonnart is inscribed in the lower left corner of Polichinelle and Scaramouche entrant au theatre. Ref.: Weigert, no. 354, 364, 368
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12* 1 [Harlequin, or Arlecchino] Mitelli, Giuseppe Maria, etcher [ca. 1675] 1 print : etching. Im. 27 x 19.5; Pl. 27.7 x 20.2; Sh. 34.4 x 25.5
The plate from the suite Le ventiquattr'hore dell'hvmana felicità … (Bologna, 1675) shows Harlequin (i.e. Arlequin, Arlecchino) performing a dance step, with one hand on sword and other held high with palm up. Inscription in the plate's lower margin: COMICO / Io uò uendendo altrui frottole e fole / … // MORTE / Dal Tarlo mio tù per sottrarti, i sali / … Ref.: Varignana, F. Giuseppe Maria Mitelli. Le incisioni, no. 254
12* 2 Gvillot Goriv; Gandolin Falck, Jeremiasz, engraver [16--] 2 prints : engraving. Im. 27.8 x 20.4; Sh. 31 x 20.5
The prints depict the figures in profile of Gandolin and Guillot Goriu [i.e. Guillot Gorju] in an architectural setting. The imprint of Jean Le Blond at the sign of the Cloche d'argent on rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, appears in the lower margin of Giullot Goriu.
12* 3 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] Rousselet, Gilles, engraver Couvay, Jean, engraver Huret, Grégoire, designer Mariette, Jean, publisher Paris : Mariette excu. … [16--] 6 prints : engraving. Im. 26.9 x 20.5; Sh. 31.5 x 21.2
A suite featuring four prints engraved by Gilles Rousselet and two by Jean Couvay. Each print depicts a character from the commedia dell'arte and a well-known actor. The prints are titled: Gaultier Garguille (i.e. Hugues Guéru), Gros Guillaume (i.e. Robert Guérin), Turlupin (i.e. Henri Legrand), Iodelet (i.e. Jodelet, the actor Julien Bedeau), Le capitan Matamore (i.e. The Captain), and Gvillot Goriv (i.e. Guillot Gorju, Bertrand Hardouin de Saint-Jacques). Numbered in lower right corner: 1 to 6.
12* 4 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] Trouvain, Antoine, publisher [16--] 8 prints : etching. Im. 15.5 x 11.3; Pl. 17.6 x 12.2; Sh. 20 x 15.8
Each etching in this set of small prints is inscribed with the imprint of the publisher Antoine Trouvain at the sign of the Grand monarque on rue Saint-Jacques, Paris. The prints are titled: Mezetin (i.e. Mezzetino), Arlequin (i.e. Harlequin, Arlecchino), Gilotin, Polichinelle (i.e. Pulcinella), Le sabotier, Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramouche, Scaramuccia), Spezza Ferre (i.e. the Captain), and Le vulcain de l'opera. Watermarks.
12* 5 [Scaramouche]; Dame Ragonde Guérard, François, etcher [16--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Pl. 16.4 x 11.5; Sh. 21 x 15.7
Figure of Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia) holding guitar while other hand is held out, palm open, and figure of Dame Ragonde in a landscape setting with trees in the background. Inscription in the lower margin of [Scaramouche]: Dans cette habit fantastique … Inscription in the lower margin of Dame Ragonde : Vous cherchez qui je suis …
12* 6 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] Jollain, François, publisher [16--] 10 prints : engraving. Im. 26.1 x 18.5; Pl. 20 x 18.9; Sh. 36.5 x 23
Each engraving in this set of large prints depicts a standing figure from the commedia dell'arte with a scene performed on stage in the background. The imprint of François Jollain appears on most prints, while several engravings are inscribed with the signature: Leroux f. The prints are titled: Voila le grand Polichinelle dit le pere aux autres (i.e. Pulcinella, Punchinello), Pascariele, Arlequin (i.e. Harlequin, Arlecchino), Crispin, Voila le drolle de Gille (i.e. Gilles), Le magister naso, Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia), Pantalon (i.e. Pantalone, Pantaloon), Le sabotier, Le docteur Ballouard (i.e. the Doctor).
12* 7 Pantalon Jollain, François, publisher [16--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 25.3 x 18.2; Pl. 27.8 x 18.6; Sh. 35.1 x 23.4
The figure of Pantaloon (i.e. Pantalone) facing left is derived from an etching by Jacques Callot. Ref.: Weigert, no. 343
12* 8 Le capiten Spezza Ferre [17--] 1 print : engraving, hand col. Im. 22.9 x 17.5; Sh. 26 x 18.2
The figure of Spezza Ferre (i.e. the Captain) stands before a garden. Inscribed in the lower margin: Spezza ferre est rude a l'Espade / Mais ce n'est qu'en rodomontade. The print, although unsigned, is possibly by Jean-Baptiste Broebes (/Brebes). It is derived from the print titled Le capitan Spezzaferre issued by Henri Bonnart, but was printed in reverse direction. Numbered in lower right: 6. Ref.: Guardenti, no. 261
12* 9 [ Commedia dell'arte characters] [17--] 4 prints : etching. Im. 14.5 x 10; Sh. 19.4 x 10.8
Four prints based on satires by Horace and Juvenal that show commedia dell'arte characters and masks: Mezzetin (i.e. Mezzetino), Pantaloon (i.e. Pantalone), Scaramouche (i.e. Scaramuccia), and Jean Gurgulo (i.e. Giangurgolo). The figure of Mezzetin is a standing portrait of Angelo Constantini, based on a painting by François de Troy. Each print is inscribed with a title and a reference to Horace or Juvenal. Ref.: Guardenti, no. 186, 194-196
12* 10 Het nieuw geopend Italiaans Toneel, vertonende de vonderlyke ziekte bezwangerkeid en baring van Arlequin benevens de opvoeding van des zelfs Jongen Zoon Xavery, Gerard Jozeph, draftsman; designer Schenk, Peter, publisher T Amsterdam : By Petrus Schenk woor ann in de Warmoes Straat … [17--] 16 prints : etching. Pl. 23.5 x 20.7; Sh. 24.4 x 21.3
A set comprised of a hand-colored title leaf and 15 b&w etchings (pl. 1-3, 5-16) depicting the illness, pregnancy, and confinement of Harlequin, as well as the education of his son. Ref.: Molinari, p. 166-172
12* 11 Kolombine. Arlequin Xavery, Gerard Jozeph, draftsman; designer Schenk, Peter, publisher [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 22.7 x 20.7; Sh. 23.7 x 21.8
The print depicts Harlequin whipping his son. It is numbered 14 and forms part of the suite Het neiuw geopend Italiaans Toneel ….
12* 12 Cette bouche si charmante … Xavery, Gerard Jozeph, draftsman; designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 23.1 x 20.6; Sh. 23.7 x 21.6
The commedia dell'arte scene is inscribed in the lower margin: G. I. Xavery Inv. et Del.
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13* 1 Le theatre italien Schmidt, Georg Friedrich, etcher Lancret, Nicolas, designer Larmessin, Nicolas de, publisher A Paris : Chez N de Larmessin graveur du Roy rüe des Noyers a la 4e porte cocher adroite entrant par la rüe St. Jacques A.P.D.R. [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 31.6 x 23.2; Sh. 32.3 x 24.3
The reproductive print after Nicolas Lancret's painting Comédiens italiens (Paris, musée du Louvre) features the Doctor, Harlequin, Gilotin, Columbine, and Brighella who stand in front of a wooded area. Inscription in the lower margin: Ici les jeux badins et l'aimable folie …
13* 2 Arlequin toovenaar en barbier / Arlequin magicien & barbier Tanjé, Pieter, etcher Troost, Cornelis, designer te Amsterdam : By P. Fouquet Junior 1758 1758 1 print : engraving. Im. 29.7 x 24.7; Pl. 36.6 x 26.7; Sh. 39.9 x 30
The street scene shows Harlequin (i.e. Arlecchino, Arlequin) in the role of a barber (Niemeijer, J. W. Cornelis Troost, no. 282). Dedicated to: Antoine Joseph de Bergk.
13* 3 [Sous un habit de Mezetin] Watteau, Antoine, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 26.8 x 19.2
The anonymous print after Antoine Watteau's painting at the Wallace Collection in London, also known as Gilles and his family, shows figures in front of an arch. Mezzetino is a portrait of Pierre Sirois. Ref.: Le Blanc, C. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, vol. 4, p. 32, no. 51; Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 131 (with no inscriptions, in reverse from ill. 131)
13* 4 Balet italien; Consert italien Watteau, Antoine, designer [17--] 2 prints : etching. Im. 11.1 x 8; Pl. 12.6 x 8; Sh. 17.7 x 20.3
Two anonymous prints after Antoine Watteau. Balet italien, a reduced copy of the etching Les habits sont italiens … published by Sirois, shows Pierrot (or Gilles?) and other figures standing in front of a curtain and landscape. Inscribed in the lower margin: Wateaux pinx. / et se vent a Pari[s]. Inscription in the lower margin: Les habits son Italiens … Consert italien, a reduced copy of the etching Sous un habit de Mezetin …, shows figures in front of an arch. Mezzetino playing the guitar is a portrait of Pierre Sirois. Inscribed in the lower margin: Wateaux pinx. / et se vent a Paris. Inscription in the lower margin: Sous un habit de Mezetin … Ref.: Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 130b (in reverse from ill. 130); no. 131b (in reverse from ill. 131)
13* 5 Belle n'écoutez rien, Arlequin est un traitre … Cochin, Charles Nicolas, etcher Sirois, Pierre, publisher Watteau, Antoine, designer A Paris : Chez Sirois sur le Quai Neuf aux armes de France [17--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 20.6 x 26.9; Sh. 23.4 x 27.3
An etching after Antoine Watteau showing Harlequin, Pierrot, and Mezzetino. State 1 (cf. Dacier) Ref.: Rosenberg, P. Antoine Watteau , v. 1, p. 144, fig. 92a; Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 82
13* 6 Pour garder l'honneur d'une belle … Hartman, Daniel, engraver Watteau, Antoine, designer Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [Augsburg] : Mart. Engelbrecht exc. A. V. [17--] 1 print : engraving, hand col. Im.20.3 x 26.8; Pl. 22.3 x 27.7; Sh. 24.5 x 30.6
The engraving is copied after Charles-Nicolas Cochin's etching Pour garder l'honneur d'une belle …; it shows l'Innamorata playing the guitar, while Lelio sings. The Doctor, Pierrot, and Harlequin look on. Printed in the lower margin : N. 59. Numbered in upper left corner: 1.
13* 7 Sangodemi! A Paris : Chez Martinet, Libraire, rue du Coq No. 13 et 15 [18--] 1 print : engraving, col. Im. 17.8 x 10.9; Sh. 22 x 14
Full-length figure of Harlequin (i.e. Arlequin, Arlecchino) in costume and mask with left hand holding hat. Printed, top right: 279
13* 8 Costume d'une Arlequine, dans Gustave III ou Le bal masque, opéra. Maloeuvre, Pierre, engraver [Paris] : Chez Hautecoeur-Martinet, Editeur, rue du Coq, No. 13 et 15, a Paris [18--] 1 print : engraving, hand col. Pl. 19.5 x 12.6; Sh. 23.7 x 15.7
Full-length female figure in Harlequin costume with both hands on sword. Printed, top left: Académie Royale de Musique; top right: No. 904.
13* 9 Le capitan Matamore Lecomte, Hippolyte, lithographer [18--] 1 print : lithograph, col. Sh. 24.6 x 19.3
Standing figure of Captain Matamore, wearing plumed hat and large spurs on shoes, one hand on hip and other pointing right, for a performance at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris. Inscribed across bottom: (Th.tre de l'Hotel de Bourgogne) (Année 1648). Numbered in upper right: 4. Inscribed below image: I. lith. de Delpech.
13* 10 Le capitan Matamore Ruotte, Louis Charles, engraver Huret, Grégoire, draftsman; designer [18--] 1 print : stipple engraving, hand col. Im. 19.9 x 14.6; Sh. 35.5 x 25.7
A print showing the full-length figure of the Captain, wearing plumed hat and large spurs on shoes, one hand on hip and other pointing right. In pencil, lower right: 1873. Inscription at top of image: Galerie Théâtrale.
13* 11 [Commedia dell'arte scenes] Carter, Frederic, etcher [ca. 1908-ca. 1911] 14 prints : etching. Im. 18.2 x 12.1; Sh. 33.6 x 22.9 and smaller
The fourteen prints are not part of a suite. They are titled: The apotheosis of Colombine, The skipper, [Untitled], Red hot gold - a little joke of the old gentleman's / Les dons du diable, The skeleton in the cupboard, Le fin d'Arlequin, A dance - : desire, A dance called "Jealousy", Rose dance, The death of Colombine, [Untitled], Prologue - puppets, L'envoi, and [Untitled]. Several prints are inscribed with the name of the artist and a date, and have the artist's name pencilled below image. Commedia dell'arte characters include Pierrot, Harlequin, and Columbine. Ref.: Furst, H. "Frederick Carter," The print collector's quarterly, v. 20/4, p. 346-361
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15* [Commedia dell'arte characters] Reiniger, Lotte, artist [ca. 1930-ca. 1954] 1 box (15 cutout silhouettes): paper, cardboard, glass, leather, b&w and col.; 27.4 x 20.5 x 5 cm.
The box contains 15 silhouette figures, notably of commedia dell'arte characters Harlequin, Columbine, the Captain, and Pantaloon. Each is pencilled with the artist's initials and is annotated with a title in pencil.
Series IV.B. Performances, ca. 1630-1909 2 boxes, 6 flat file folders 65 prints, 1 score
The subseries comprises representations of performances of ballets and plays staged as part of court celebrations. Also featured are street performances during carnival and civic processions. The subseries illustrates the range of settings for commedia dell'arte performances and the range of activities enacted by commedia dell'arte actors, including acrobatics. Musical compositions that use the commedia dell'arte as a source of inspiration have also been included in this subseries. The subseries is organized by theme: acrobatics, plays, ballets, and pantomimes, street entertainment, musical compositions, and chronologically within each theme.
Acrobatics
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16* 1 Aardige versaameling van koorde-danssers, springers en postuurmaakers Xavery, Gerard Jozeph, designer Schenk, Peter, publisher te Amsterdam : By Petrus Schenk … [17--] 16 prints : etching. Pl. 16.5 x 24.4; Sh. 22.5 x 31.2
Complete suite comprised of a title leaf and 15 etchings showing danseurs de cordes, tightrope acrobats, and acrobats performing somersaults, handstands, and acts of levitation. Several performers are dressed as commedia dell'arte characters. Ref.: Hollstein, vol. XXV, p. 303
Plays, ballets, and pantomimes
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16* 2 Io son el capitan Escarbonbardon de la papirotondo Saint-Igny, Jean de, publisher A Paris : Chez I. de St. Igny, faubour St. German pres la porte de busy à lenseigne du Grand Turc [16--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 11.2 x 14.1; Pl. 12.8 x 14.5
The close-up view of the busts of women and men in front of a scroll is inscribed: Io Son el Capitan Escarbonbardon … It possibly is the announcement of a commedia dell'arte play in which the Captain features.
16* 3 [Commedia dell'arte scene] [16--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 24.4 x 31.5; Mt. 27 x 39
Commedia dell'arte characters and other figures are shown in a landscape setting.
16* 4 La baguette de Vvlcain A Paris : Chez le Roux place aux Veaux au bout du pont Marie a ljmage Ste. Geneuieue auec priuilege du Roy [16--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Pl. 30.7 x 20.5; Sh. 35.8 x 23.8
The scene from Jean-François Regnard and Charles de la Rivière Dufresny's play La baguette de Vulcain (1693) features several commedia dell'arte characters, including Columbine, Harlequin, Marinette, and Pierrot.
16* 5 L'amour triomphant par les intrigues d'Harlequins. Pantomime comique produit par les enfans de sr. Sebastiani Nilson, Johann Esaias, etcher [Augsburg/Paris] : Ce vend a Augsbourg chez l'auteur et à Paris chez Rosselin rue St. Jaques a l'hotel Saumur [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 22 x 15.8; Sh. 22.5 x 16.2
Children are shown acting the characters of Harlequin, Columbine, Pantaloon, the Doctor and Pierrot in Franz Sebastiani's pantomime L'amour triomphant par les intrigues d'Harlequin. Inscribed on pedestal: dessiné e gravé par J. E. Nilson Peintre. Numbered in upper right: No. XVI
16* 6 Theatre italien - Livre de scenes comiques inventées par Gillot Huquier, Gabriel, engraver Gillot, Claude, designer A Paris : Chez Huquier vis avis le Grand Chatelet et chez la veuve Chereau rue St. Jaque aux Deux Pillier d'or, avec privil. du roi [ca. 1729-ca. 1732] 12 prints : engraving, etching. Sh. 19.5 x 22.3
Complete suite comprised of a title leaf and 11 prints depicting commedia dell'arte scenes titled: Tombeau de maître André, Arlequin empereur dans la lune, and Arlequin grapignant. The comedy Arlequin grapignant by Evaristo Gherardi and the comedy Arlequin empereur dans la lune by Nolant de Fatouvill were created at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris. Tombeau de maître André is the name of a comedy by Brugière de Barante.
16* 7 Der italianische Schauplaz - Theatre italien - Comoedianten Aufzuge - Livre de scènes comiques Gillot, Claude, designer [Augsburg] : Joh. Georg Merz. exc. Aug. Vind. [17--] 1 print : engraving, etching, hand col. Im 18.8 x 28.9; Pl. 19.4 x 29.8; Sh. 25.6 x 41.2
Title leaf of suite of prints showing Fame sitting on a cloud addressed by Mezzetin; background stage with figures from the commedia dell'arte: Pantaloon or Pantalone, Pierrot, and Mezzetin or Mezzetino. Numbered in lower right corner: 1.
16* 8-11 Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, eine Pantomime, … Degmair, Philipp Andreas, mezzotinter Haid, Johann Philipp, mezzotinter Siller, Matthias, designer [Augsburg/Vienna] : Negotium Academia Cæs. … [1764] 4 prints : mezzotint, hand col. Pl. 30.3 x 41.7; Mt. 33 x 45.1
Title leaf and three prints (pl. 2, 8, 11) depicting scenes from P. Florian Reichssiegel's intermezzo Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, performed in celebration of the birthday of Prince Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach of Salzburg. Stamped in upper left corners: 143, 144, 150, 153.
16* 12-14 [Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, eine Pantomime, …] Degmair, Philipp Andreas, mezzotinter Siller, Matthias, designer [1764] 3 prints : mezzotint, hand col. Im. 25 x 39; Pl. 29.5 x 41; Sh. 39 x 48.9
Plates 2, 8 and 11 from the suite Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige are based on P. Florian Reichssiegel's intermezzo performed in celebration of the birthday of Prince Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach of Salzburg. Numbered in lower right corners: 52, 58, 61.
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17* 1 [Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, eine Pantomime, …] Degmair, Philipp Andreas, engraver; etcher Siller, Matthias, designer [1764] 3 prints : engraving, etching, hand col. Im. 25 x 39; Pl. 29.5 x 41; Sh. 39 x 48.9
Plates 4, 10 and 12 from the suite Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige are based on P. Florian Reichssiegel's intermezzo performed in celebration of the birthday of Prince Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach of Salzburg. Inscribed in upper margins: Collection des Prospects Theatrales pour servir aux Cameres Obscures et autres Machines Optiques.
17* 2 [Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, eine Pantomime, …] Degmair, Philipp Andreas, engraver; etcher Siller, Matthias, designer [1764] 3 prints : engraving, etching, hand col. Im. 25 x 39; Pl. 29.5 x 41; Sh. 39 x 48.9
Plates 7, 9, and 12 from the suite Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, are based on P. Florian Reichssiegel's intermezzo performed in celebration of the birthday of Prince Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach of Salzburg. Inscribed in upper margins: Collection des Prospects Theatrales pour servir aux Cameres Obscures et autres Machines Optiques.
17* 3 Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, eine Pantomime, … Degmair, Philipp Andreas, mezzotinter Haid, Johann Philipp, etcher; engraver Siller, Matthias, designer [Augsburg/Vienna] : Negotium Academia Cæs. … [1764] 3 prints : etching, engraving, hand col. Pl. 30.3 x 41.7; Mt. 33 x 45.1
Plates 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 are from a suite of prints based on P. Florian Reichssiegel's intermezzo Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige, performed in celebration of the birthday of Prince Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach of Salzburg. Stamped in upper left corners: 146, 147, 148, 149, 151.
17* 4 Une soirée chez Ét. Carjat (30 juillet 1864). - Pierrot photographe, acte 1er Linton, Henry Duff, wood engraver [ca. 1864] 1 print : wood engraving. Im. 18 x 23.5; Sh. 21.3 x 27.1
The print, issued in a periodical, depicts an audience watching the outdoor stage performance of the pantomime Pierrot photographe. The scene on stage shows Pierrot stabbing Harlequin. On verso are described the dignitaries who attended the performance and the role of the actor Coquelin.
17* 5 Afterwards Columbine 1878 1 print : wood engraving with letterpress, col. Im. 30.2 x 22.5; Sh. 40.3 x 28.5
Harlequin and Columbine are shown waiting backstage while a clown performs on stage with three dogs sitting on chairs. Issued in: The graphic Christmas number, 1878, p. 19, as illustration to Dutton Cook's pantomime Afterwards Columbine performed at Christmas.
17* 6 Histoire d'un Pierrot. Pantomime en trois actes de Fernand Beissier, musique de P. Mario Costa Georges-Sauvage, Auguste Albert, lithographer Paris : Choudens fils, éditeur, 30, boulevard des Capucines, … 1893 1 portfolio (3 lithographs, col.) : Sh. 27.1 x 34.9
The lithographs, signed by Auguste Albert Georges-Sauvage, also known as Georges Sauvage, depict a pantomime in three acts by Fernand Beissier with music by Pasquale Mario Costa. They are enclosed in a wrapper inscribed: Histoire d'un Pierrot …
17* 7 The youthful work of a master : an unproduced Rostand play 1909 1 print : relief halftone, col. with letterpress. Im. 27.3 x 21.9; Sh. 39.3 x 27
The print shows an audience watching the performance of Edmond Rostand's play Pierrot qui pleure et Pierrot qui rit, held at M. and Mme. Alexis Rostand's. Signed: ALelong. Issued in: The illustrated London news, April 3, 1909.
See also: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 27**
Street entertainment
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17* 8 [Untitled] [18--] 1 print : relief halftone, col. Im. 17 x 12.5; Sh. 18 x 13.7
The print shows an audience attending an outdoor performance on stage with commedia dell'arte figures, including Harlequin and Pierrot. In upper left corner: F. Boscher / 1821.
17* 9 Foire du village [1893?] 1 print : lithograph, col. Im. 20.7 x 15.7; Sh. 33.2 x 24
Harlequin and Pierrot perform on a makeshift stage in a landscape, watched by villagers. Pencilled: Theatre / La Foire du Village by Descourtis (1893).
See also: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 28-32**
Musical compositions
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17* 10 Arlequin Jeschko, Ludwig, composer Paris : Aymard Dignat et Cie éditeurs, rue Laffitte, no. 18 [18--] 1 v. (6 p.) : chalk lithograph, col. Sh. 31.4 x 26.3
The score comprises six pages of polka music composed by Ludwig Jeschko; its cover shows Harlequin, arms raised, holding a bent stick, with one foot raised to begin dancing. Inscriptions: ... polka composée par Ludwig Jeschko arrangée pour l'orchestre français par Strauss / Barbizet lith.
17* 11 La polka des Pierrots Pasdeloup, Jules-Étienne , composer Coindre, Victor, designer Paris : Chez Alex.dre Grus aîné. [188-] 1 print : lithograph. Sh. 32 x 24.5
The print is the cover of a musical score for a polka composed by Pasdeloup; it shows several Pierrots and other figures dancing and merry-making in a theater. Inscriptions: ... composée pour le piano par J. Pasdeloup / Bertauts Lith.
17* 12 Venant des noces belles chanson par Maurice Boukay Boukay, Maurice, composer Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre, designer [189-] 1 print : wood engraving, col. Sh. 40.4 x 28
The poem and first stanza, which are set to music, are illustrated with a design showing Pierrot attempting to lift a girl's skirt. Issued in: Gil Blas illustré.
Series IV.C. Uses of commedia dell'arte imagery, ca. 1560-ca. 1890 2 boxes, 5 flat file folders 72 prints, 1 pamphlet, 1 cutout
The subseries documents the variety of ways in which commedia dell'arte images have been used for interior decoration, to advertise commercial products, and as toys and games. Also featured are images of political and social satire that illustrate the commedia dell'arte's tendency to satirize human folly and pretense. Allegorical images and vanities of earthly pleasure feature commedia dell'arte characters serving as moral exhortations or warnings. The subseries is arranged first thematically, and then chronologically within each theme. The following themes are featured: decorative designs, allegories, social satire, political caricatures, toys and games, toy theater, advertisements, ephemera.
Decorative designs
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18* 1 [Arlequin debout] Crépy, Louis, etcher Watteau, Antoine, designer [Paris] : Chez Surugue rue des Noyers [ca. 1728] 1 print : etching. Im. 39.6 x 19.6; Sh. 39.8 x 20
The etching reproduces a folding screen designed by Antoine Watteau, featuring a figure of Harlequin (i.e. Arlequin) standing on a carpet placed on a platform within an arabesque. It forms part of a suite of six prints titled Paravent de six feuilles, announced in the Mercure de France in 1727 and again in 1728. Inscribed in lower margin: Wateau pinx / L. Crepy filius Scup. / Chez Surugue / rue des Noyers / avec privilege du Roi. State 2 (cf. Dacier) Ref.: Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 162
18* 2 Colombine et Arlequin Moyreau, Jean, etcher Watteau, Antoine, designer A Paris : Chez Gersaint md. Pont Notre-Dame et chez Surugue ruë des Noyers [ca. 1729] 1 print : etching. Im. 41.6 x 27.4
The print after a design by Antoine Watteau shows the dancing figures of Columbine (i.e. Colombine) and Harlequin (i.e. Arlequin) within an arabesque design that was announced in the Mercure de France in 1729. Inscription in the lower margin: ... gravés d'apres le dessein original inventé et colorie par A. Watteau peintre du Roy. Ref.: Rosenberg, P. Antoine Watteau, vol. 3, p. 1404-1405 (G146); Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 64
18* 3 [Untitled] Watteau, Antoine, designer Leopold, Johann Christian, publisher [Augsburg] : Iohann Christian Leopold excudit Aug. Vind. [17--] 4 prints : etching, hand col. Pl. 25.7 x 18.5; Sh. 33.7 x 21
Four prints numbered 152 to 155 that include two etchings after the designs by Antoine Watteau for folding screens, which were also reproduced by Louis Crépy in the suite Paravent de six feuilles. Two prints give instructions on the reproduction of the design.
Allegories
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18* 4 Crapvla et lascivia Sadeler, Johann, engraver Vos, Maarten de, draftsman [15--] 1 print : engraving. Im. 19.3 x 26.2 ; Pl. 20.5 x 26.7; Sh. 20.6 x 27
Also known as Scene of banquet, the print from the suite Sorrows of the world shows figures around a banquet table with three masked figures on the left. Ref.: Hollstein, vol. 41, no. 558; vol. 44, no.1274
18* 5 [Figures in landscape] [17--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Sh. 17 x 29
Figures that feature commedia dell'arte characters are shown in a landscape setting, drinking, eating, and playing music. Venus and Cupid appear in the sky.
18* 6 [The five senses] Lottes, Christoph Friedrich, etcher Hofer, Andreas, etcher Decker, Paul, designer Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [Augsburg] : Martin Engelbrecht excud. A. V. [17--] 5 prints : etching. Im. 29.2 x 19; Pl. 30.3 x 20.4; Sh. 36.4 x 23.8
Complete suite of prints of allegories of the five senses featuring commedia dell'arte characters. The prints are titled: Auditus. Das Gehör. L'ouie, Tactus. Das Fühlen. Le touchement, Odor. Der Geruch. L'odorat, Visus. Das Gesicht. La veüe, Gustus. Der Geschmack. Le gout. Ref.: Schott, F. Der Augsburger Kupferstecher und Kunstverleger Martin Engelbrecht, no. 2600-2604
Social satire
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18* 7 Gaming [ca. 1733] 1 print : etching. Im. 31 x 18.5; Pl. 32.5 x 19.8; Sh. 37.2 x 23.5
The commedia dell'arte scene shows Scaramouche and Harlequin quarelling while playing cards. Moralizing verses are inscribed on the playing cards and dice ("… All Cheats at Cards …"). Inscription: Here Scaramouche and Harlequin at Gaming can't agree … / …. Signed: John Bickham Scrip. Numbered in upper right: 87.
18* 8 Baal of de Waereld in maskerade - The world in masquerade [17--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 17.5 x 38.8; Pl. 25.8 x 39.7; Sh. 34 x 46.3
The print shows a masked ball featuring Harlequin, Pantaloon, Brighella, and the Captain with figures conversing and dancing. An inscription in the lower margin describes the identity that each figure is trying to hide behind the masks.
18* 9 La mascarade [17--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 15.4 x 15.9; Mt. 20.4 x 31.4
Masked figures parade, some in a carriage, greeting the passers-by. Satirical verses comment upon the image, indicating that one can hide one's intentions under a costume, but many lose at the game: Pour s'enrichir on se déguise / on prend un masque à sa guise … / Malgré l'hyver en Carnaval / Que de gens sortent nus du bal. The number "2" appears in a garland at top center.
18* 10 Masquerade ticket Hogarth, William, draftsman [1727] 1 print : etching. Im. 16 x 25.5; Sh. 24.9 x 32.2
The print is a parody of the painting Masquerade on the stage of the Haymarket theatre, 1724, attributed to Giuseppe Grisoni (cf. Krysmanski). Masked figures featuring Harlequin and other characters congregate in a large room, where a sacrifice is performed at an altar below a sculpture of Priapos. A clock, inscribed with the words "Impertinence", "Wit", and "Nonsense" is suspended from the ceiling. State without legend in lower margin. Ref.: Krysmanski, B. Hogarth's enthusiasm delineated, vol. 1, p. 33-34, vol. 2, ill. 14
18* 11 Les amis de la joie - Scènes de carnaval A Paris : Chez Basset rue St. Jacques no. 64 [17--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Sh. 39.5 x 28.5
Three rows of characters and caricatures are represented, featuring several commedia dell'arte characters: Harlequin, Pierrot, and the Doctor.
18* 12 De vervallen actionisten hersteld door den triompheerden Arlequin [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 23.2 x 34; Pl. 28 x 35; Sh. 30.2 x 35.8
Harlequin, seated in a horse-drawn chariot, is distributing letters inscribed with different jobs on them. Figures try to reach for the letters. The city of Vianen is seen across the river in the background.
18* 13 Allons donc! allons donc! faisons le saut périlleux! [183-] 1 print : chalk lithograph, col. Sh. 35.2 x 26.8
Plate 141 from the journal La caricature, no. 70, showing Harlequin turning away from a figure walking on a tightrope. Signed: Delaporte.
18* 14 Le juste milieu se crotte Traviès de Villers, Charles Joseph, draftsman [183-] 1 print : chalk lithograph, col. Sh. 35.4 x 27.5
Plate 144 from the journal La caricature, no. 71, showing people lined up along a street where Harlequin and a clown are carrying a large pear.
18* 15 La bosse aux bêtises de Polichinelle [Paris] : Ratier, gendre et successeur … [ca. 1874] 1 v. (8 p.) : wood engraving. Sh. 17.9 x 11.2
A pamphlet of puns collated by Halbert, with poems by Victor Gaucher. The cover shows Punchinello in profile with a humpback. Inked postmark, lower right: SEINE / 1874.
See also: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 33-34**
Political caricatures
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19* 1 Frederick impiously assuming the character of the devil, at a masquerade [London] : [Prin]ted for & Sold by Carington Bowles [London] : Published as the Act directs, 31 August 1787 1 print : etching. Im. 14.9 x 24.8; Sh. 17 x 25.5
Masked figures including Harlequin, Punchinello, Pierrot, the Doctor, and Pantaloon congregate in front of a building at a masquerade in which Frederick is disguised at the devil.
19* 2 Die Maskerade im Theater, grosses Divertissement von Henry. (Letzte Scene) Geiger, Andreas, etcher Schoeller, Johann Christian, designer [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 18.4 x 24.6; Pl. 22.6 x 28; Sh. 27 x 37.3
The etching from the suite: Galerie interessanter u. drolliger Szenen der Wiener Bühnen shows a kingly figure standing at the center of a theater with Harlequin and other masked figures performing on stage in the background. Inscribed in lower left corner of plate: Theatralische Bilder Gallerie No. 12.
Also see: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 35-36**
Toys and games
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19* 3 Het vermakelijk Harlikein-spel [18--] 1 print : wood engraving. Im. 38.9 x 29.8; Sh. 50.3 x 32.8
The print is a board game, titled the Harlequin game, that is to be played with dice. Instructions for the game are printed below the image. Ref.: Van Heurck, É. Histoire de l'imagerie populaire flamande, p. 524, no. 95
19* 4 Nieuw Colombine-spel of Pantalon vervolger - Le nouveau jeu de Colombine. te Amsterdam : By Gebroeders van arum. bockverkoopers, bezyden het Paleis No. 2. [18--] 1 print : etching, hand col. Sh. 26 x 34.2
The print is a board game played with dice. It follows the path taken by Columbine during her elopment and marriage to Harlequin. Signed: J. Plugger.
19* 5 Imagerie Pellerin Arlequin - Imagerie d'épinal, no. 1342; Imagerie Pellerin pantins, Polichinelle & Arlequin. Imagerie d'épinal, no. 1351; Imagerie Pellerin pantins, Pierrot & Colombine Imagerie d'épinal, no. 1353 Imagerie Pellerin (Epinal, France), publisher [18--] 3 prints : wood engraving, col. Sh. 40.2 x 29.4 and smaller
Three prints, one showing parts of a Harlequin puppet, the second parts of a Harlequin and Punchinello, and the third a Pierrot and a Columbine puppet. The commedia dell'arte figures are numbered for possible cutout and assemblage.
19* 6 These beautiful scraps - only one penny per sheet [18--] 1 cutout : col. Sh. 18.1 x 24.5
The cutout figures feature Harlequin and a ballet dancer.
Also see: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 37**
Toy theater
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19* 7 Webb's new pantomime characters. Webb, William G., publisher London : Pub. by W. Webb, 146 Old Street St. Lukes [not after 1890] 1 print : etching, hand col. Sh. 17 x 21.7
Two rows of masked figures, including Harlequin, for possible cutout, and to be assembled for a toy theater.
19* 8 Pollock's new pantomime characters Pollock, Benjamin, publisher London : Published by B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton [18--] 5 prints : etching. Sh. 17.1 x 21.5
Five prints, numbered 5, 5, 6, 7, and 8, each showing two rows of masked figures, including Harlequin, for possible cutout and to be assembled for a toy theater.
Advertisements
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19* 9 Chocolat Jacquin frères [ca. 1867-ca. 1878] 2 prints : wood engraving, col. Im. 6.5 x 9.7
Two cards advertising the chocolate produced by the Jacquin frères firm in Paris. The first card shows Harlequin and Pierrot, the second card shows Harlequin, Pierrot, and the Doctor. On the verso of each card is inscribed: HORS CONCOURS AUX EXPOSITIONS UNIVERSELLES / de 1867 et 1878 / CHOCOLATS DE QUALITÉ SUPÉRIEURE / Jacquin Frères / 12, Rue Pernelle. / Paris
19* 10 Friandises du Pierrot gourmand. Exigez le nom [18--] 1 print : wood engraving. Im. 12.9 x 8; Sh. 18 x 13.5
The print is an advertisement for candies called "Friandises du Pierrot gourmand." Pierrot is shown holding a fruit basket on one arm and a cornucopia on the other. On verso: portrait of Mlle France ELLYS. Ph. Henri Manuel
19* 11 Liebig Company's Fleisch-Extract; Der Carneval von Rom - Liebig Company's Fleisch-Extract [18--] 12 prints : wood engraving, col. Im. 10.5 x 7.2; Mt. 27.5 x 28.7
Twelve cards advertising a German meat extract and illustrated with commedia dell'arte figures. The first set of six cards shows: Brighella, Doctor Balanzone, Tartaglia, Punchinello, Pantaloon, and Bepe Napa. The second set of six cards shows commedia dell'arte figures at the carnival in Rome. The cards are titled: Die Moccoletti, Der Saltarello Tanz, Wettlauf der Berber Rosse, Maskenball im Theater, Blumenwerfen, Corso.
Ephemera
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19* 12 The theatrical candidates [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 9.2 x 8.6; Sh. 10 x 9
A group of figures is shown featuring Harlequin and elegantly dressed women.
19* 13 [ Commedia dell'arte figures] [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 7.8 x 11.5; Pl. 8.5 x 12; Sh. 10.3 x 15.4
Various masked figures.
19* 14 Salon de 1861.- Le Mercredi des cendres, tableau de M. A. Lambron Verdeil, Pierre, engraver Lambron des Piltieres, Albert Anatole Martin Ernest, designer [18--] 1 print : wood engraving. Im. 17.7 x 22.1; Sh. 21.2 x 24.5
The wood engraving, issued in a magazine, shows Harlequin bowing to a man and children as Pierrot watches. It is based on a painting by Albert Anatole Lambron des Piltières.
19* 15 Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot [18--] 1 print : wood engraving, col. Sh. 39.3 x 29.5
The wood engraving is the back cover of a magazine or newspaper that shows Pierrot laughing with a guitar slung over his shoulder and holding a sheet inscribed: Au Clair de la lune …
19* 16 Capitano Coviello; Re Bomba; Florindo Bosaura; [Untitled] [18--] 4 prints : lithograph, hand col. Sh. 16.5 x 10.6 and smaller
Four prints showing costumed figures, including a standing figure of Capitano Coviello in profile wearing helmet, carrying shield and sword.
19* 17 Maschere del teatro italiano dei secoli XVII e XVIII - Tavola 1a; Maschere del teatro italiano dei secoli XVII e XVIII - Tavola II.a. [18--] 2 prints : chalk lithograph, hand col. Im. 15.6 x 24.7; Sh. 19.6 x 29.1
Plate 1a shows a challenge to a duel in a piazza, involving Pantaloon, with other commedia dell'arte figures looking on: Harlequin, Brighella, the Captain, and the Doctor. Plate II.a. shows Zanni and Harlequin in conversation as other figures look on. There is a figure drawing on verso of plate IIa.


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