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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)
    Maison Martinet (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.1046-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by the soprano Mme. Rigaud in the role of Mlle De Wedel in La Neige ou le Nouvel Eginard, an Opéra Comique at the Théâtre d'Opéra Comique.

Antoniette Eugénie Rigaud (also listed as Rigaut) was a leading performer at the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique in the 1820s.

Below the image is a quote from the play:
"Oh! c'est charmante! c'est moi qui donne au Prince de Neubourg des leçons de galanterie: c'est mon élève."

La Neige ou le Nouvel Eginard by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne was an 'opéra comique' in four acts, first performed at the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique on 9th October 1823.
This design appears to be part of a series of prints published by Martinet, Rue du Coq and is labelled No. 533. It is part of the Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

This full length coloured engraving shows a woman wearing a pale pink dress with a central panel of white and a band of braiding down the centre front. There is also a thick band of what appears to be white fur at the hem. She wears a pair of white gloves and carries a white handkerchief in her left hand and is standing on a grey patterned floor in front of an ornate gold table.

Place of Origin

France (probably, printed)

Date

early 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
Maison Martinet (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Dimensions

Height: 23.4 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by the soprano Mme. Rigaud in the role of Mlle De Wedel in La Neige ou le Nouvel Eginard, an Opéra Comique at the Théâtre d'Opéra Comique. 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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