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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, Pere et Fils (typographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The poster advertises that the evening's programme started at 8.30 but the star of the show was undoubtedly Miss Lurline whose appearance is advertised for 10 o'clock. Miss Lurine, the 'mermaid's' performance principally consisted of staying submerged in a glass tank of water for longer than could be expected, and wearing a close fitting bodice and fleshings whilst doing so.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1882 (made)


Morris, Pere et Fils (typographers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Stamped with Theatre Museum, V.A.M. stamp.


Height: 62.4 cm poster, Width: 99 cm poster

Object history note

This poster was purchased with the scrapbook relating to the career of the 19th-century juggler Paul Cinquevalli. Associated Production: Cirque D'Ete. Performers: Lurline ('la reine des eaux'), Segommer ('imitateur des aimaux et dessinateur'), Mlle. Adelina, Trewey, Dick-Conrads (clowns). Company: Troupe Bozza. Champs Elysees, Paris. 22.7.1882. Performance category: circus.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the Cirque D'Ete, Paris, France, 1882

Production Note

64 Rue Amelot


Ink; Paper




Entertainment & Leisure; Prints; Circus


Theatre and Performance Collection

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