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Print - H Beard Print Collection
  • H Beard Print Collection
    The Illustrated London News
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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    13th June 1846 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Illustrated London News (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Print

  • Museum number:

    S.6363-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

An illustration captioned 'Scene from the new ballet of Lalla Rookh at Her Majesty's Theatre'. The image shows an extravagently ornamented stage set, in which swathes of flowers, intricate carvings, and a series of vasts pillars conjure up the impression of an 'Oriental' Palace. The impression of luxury is heightened by the fountain and moonlit landscape visible are in the distance. Groups of dancers stand on either side of the stage, turbaned men on the left and seated women on the right. in the centre are a group of 8 female dancers. Three of these dancers are kneeling and all appear to be gathered around a central figure in some distress. All 8 are dressed in full skirted knee length dresses with fitted, sleeveless bodices which contrast with the shawls and long, draped gowns of the women seated at the side of the stage. Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

An illustration captioned 'Scene from the new ballet of Lalla Rookh at Her Majesty's Theatre'. The image shows an extravagently ornamented stage set, in which swathes of flowers, intricate carvings, and a series of vasts pillars conjure up the impression of an 'Oriental' Palace. The impression of luxury is heightened by the fountain and moonlit landscape which are visible in the distance. Groups of dancers stand on either side of the stage, turbaned men on the left and seated women on the right. in the centre are a group of 8 female dancers. Three of these dancers are kneeling and all appear to be gathered around a central figure in some distress. All 8 are dressed in full skirted knee length dresses with fitted, sleeveless bodices which contrast with the shawls and long, draped gowns of the women seated at the side of the stage.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

13th June 1846 (published)

Artist/maker

The Illustrated London News (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Print

Dimensions

Height: 18.8 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

An illustration captioned 'Scene from the new ballet of Lalla Rookh at Her Majesty's Theatre', Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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