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Print - H Beard Print Collection
  • H Beard Print Collection
    Bouvier, Jules, born 1800 - died 1867
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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bouvier, Jules, born 1800 - died 1867 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Print

  • Museum number:

    S.6353-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A full length, coloured lithograph. A pencil inscription on the back describes the image as Adele Dumilatre in Giselle. Positioned in the midst of a forest scene this colourful dancer stands out against the grey tones of the plants and eerie veiled figures behind her. Poised in a high arabesque she clasps a branch in her right hand and both her arms are held high other her head. She is dressed in a full skirted white dress with a tight bodice, short sleeves and small wings visible behind her shoulders. The bodice of the dress is comparatively plain and simple but the skirt is made up of a translucent over skirt over what appear to be layered petticoats. Both skirt and bodice are adorned with pink roses, a single strand reaching up the front of the skirt and two roses pinned at the centre top of the bodice. She wears a garland of matching roses in her hair.

Comparisons to similar images suggest that this print shows Dumilatre performing the role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis (sometimes spelled Myrta) in a production of Giselle which premiered at the Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, France. This production of the ballet was choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and Dumilatre was the first to dance the role of Myrtha. Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

A full length, coloured lithograph. A pencil inscription on the back describes the image as Adele Dumilatre in Giselle. Positioned in the midst of a forest scene this colourful dancer stands out against the grey tones of the plants and eerie veiled figures behind her. Poised in a high arabesque she clasps a branch in her right hand and both her arms are held high other her head. She is dressed in a full skirted white dress with a tight bodice, short sleeves and small wings visible behind her shoulders. The bodice of the dress is comparatively plain and simple but the skirt is made up of a translucent over skirt over what appear to be layered petticoats. Both skirt and bodice are adorned with pink roses, a single strand reaching up the front of the skirt and two roses pinned at the centre top of the bodice. She wears a garland of matching roses in her hair.

Artist/maker

Bouvier, Jules, born 1800 - died 1867 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Print

Dimensions

Height: 19.2 cm, Width: 14.3 cm Some tape residue on the borders of the image adds to the width of the image in certain areas.

Descriptive line

A full length, coloured lithograph. A pencil inscription on the back describes the image as Adele Dumilatre in Giselle, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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