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Painting - Marie Guy-Stephan dancing 'Las Boleras de Cadiz'
  • Marie Guy-Stephan dancing 'Las Boleras de Cadiz'
    Lynch, J. H.
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Marie Guy-Stephan dancing 'Las Boleras de Cadiz'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1844 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lynch, J. H. (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

On a terrace, before a low wall, with a square building to right background and low bushes to left, stands a full length female figure, facing left, wearing the Romantic Ballet version of a Spanish dress, with front-laced low cut bodice and short sleeves and knee-length full skirt with deep flounce of black lace above the hem. She leans back from the waist, her left leg extended to front, her left arm curved over her head, her right arm held down, and she holds castanets.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, painted)


ca. 1844 (painted)


Lynch, J. H. (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 482 mm, Width: 399 mm

Object history note

Las Boleras de Cadiz was a Spanish dance performed by Marie Guy-Stephan in the divertissement L'Aurore at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1843. The following year, a lithograph by C G Lynch after a drawing by J H Lynch, of which the painting appears to be a copy, was published by William Spooner. The painting shows the dancer in the same pose, the same building appears background right, but the detailed depicition of the Scuola di San Marco in Venice which appears to left centre and the building at extreme left in the print is replaced in the painting, with a low bush to left background.
The painting came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, after J H Lynch, depicting Marie Guy-Stephan dancing Las Boleras de Cadiz in L'Aurore, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1843

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ashton, Geoffrey, Catalogue of Paintings at theTheatre Museum, London, edited by James Fowler, Victoria & Albert Museum in association with The Society for Theatre Research, London, 1992, cat. 36
Beaumont, Cyril and Sitwell, Sacheverell, The Romantic Ballet in Lithographs of the Time, Faber and Faber, London, 1938, p130 No. 86, p264 plate 61


Oil; Canvas






Theatre and Performance Collection

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