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Print - Madame Celeste as the Statue Bride
  • Madame Celeste as the Statue Bride
    Horton, Joseph
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Madame Celeste as the Statue Bride

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1857 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Horton, Joseph (artist)
    Thespian Magazine (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, printed ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.168-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Engraving of the French actress and dancer Madame Celeste (Madame Céline Céleste, 1815-1882) as 'The Statue Bride'. The image accompanies an article about the actress published in <i>The Thespian and Dramatic Record</i>, 20 May 1857.

Madame Celeste achieved success in both the United Kingdom and America. She began her training at the Academie Royale, Paris, but moved to America as a young women and made her debut at the Bowery theatre, New York. She came to England in the 1830s and in her later years achieved sufficient status and earnings to manage first the Adelphi, and subsequently the Lyceum Theatre, in London.

Physical description

Engraving of Madame Celeste as 'The Statue Bride'. The image accompanies an article about the actress published in <i>The Thespian and Dramatic Record </i>, 20 May 1857. It is a full length image of Madame Celeste dressed in a knee length, short sleeved, pleated tunic.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1857 (printed)

Artist/maker

Horton, Joseph (artist)
Thespian Magazine (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, printed ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 25.3 cm, Width: 16.1 cm

Descriptive line

Engraving of Madame Celeste (Madame Céline Céleste, 1815-1882) as 'The Statue Bride', published in The Thespian and Dramatic Record , 20 May 1857

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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