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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Maleuvre, Pierre, born 1740 - died 1803 (engraver)
    Maison Martinet (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.1031-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by the actress Mlle. Rivière in the role of Mme De Roseval in La Soirée Anglaise. Vaudeville, at the Théâtre Vaudeville.

Below the image is a quote from the play:
"...Allons, je suis fiancée"

La soirée anglaise was a vaudeville play by Simon d'Henri.

This design appears to be part of a series of prints published by Martinet, Rue du Coq, of which this example is labelled as number 423. It is part of the Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

This full length coloured engraving shows a woman dressed in a male military-inspired uniform consisting of a tight dark blue jacket and pantaloons with silver frogging and black and silver Hessian boots. She holds a small silver ring in her right hand and a pair of yellow gloves in her right.

Place of Origin

France (probably, printed)

Date

early 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
Maleuvre, Pierre, born 1740 - died 1803 (engraver)
Maison Martinet (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 14.1 cm

Descriptive line

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by the actress Mlle. Rivière in the role of Mme De Roseval in La Soirée Anglaise. Vaudeville, at the Théâtre Vaudeville. Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Paint; Wash

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving (incising); Hand-colouring; Painting

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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