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  • Print
    Grevedon, Pierre-Louis 'Henri', born 1776 - died 1860
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  • Place of origin:

    London (Published)

  • Date:

    15 April 1831 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grevedon, Pierre-Louis 'Henri', born 1776 - died 1860 (Artist)
    C. Motte (Printer)
    C. Motte (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph with pen and ink inscription

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Half length portrait of female figure facing front with eyes looking right, wearing fashionable dress of the early 1830s, straight cut across the shoulders, with deep flower-edged frill, double puffed sleeves and high wide belt with central buckle; the hair is elaborately dressed and trimmed at centre with bows in opaque and transparent fabrics and minute flowers. Lithograph by Motte after Grevedon mounted onto light card. Inscribed by Taglioni to M. Pilatte and dated January 1863.

Place of Origin

London (Published)


15 April 1831 (Published)


Grevedon, Pierre-Louis 'Henri', born 1776 - died 1860 (Artist)
C. Motte (Printer)
C. Motte (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph with pen and ink inscription

Marks and inscriptions

"Au bon et Excellent / Monsieur Pilatte / Souvenir de Marie Taglioni"
Signature; date; French; Lower right hand corner; Handwriting; Pen and ink; Taglioni, Marie


Height: 405 mm, Width: 295 mm

Object history note

The print of Marie Taglioni, greatest ballerina of the Romantic era, shows her early in her career, dressed in the height of early 1830s fashion. She had made her London debut in 1830 and returned with equal success in 1831, although her greatest role, "La Sylphide", which chrystallised her image in the public mind, was not to be created until 1832.
The print came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest, which included papers relating to Pilatte's career.

Descriptive line

'Miss Taglioni.' . Lithograph of Marie Taglioni by Motte after Grevedon published 1831 and inscribed by Taglioni to M. Pilatte 1863.


Printing ink; Ink; Paper




Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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