Le Filles d'air. Principales danseuses romantiques dans leurs roles célèbres
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 52, box A
Illustration from a series depicting famous dancers in their celebrated roles. There are five sheets in total, each containing six illustrations, which are joined together to form a continuous strip; the sheets are folded into blue paper boards embossed with gold.
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Inscribed in pencil in French on the inside back cover with title and notes
Height: 12.4 cm size of cover, Width: 7.9 cm size of cover, Height: 10.4 cm size of strip, Width: 194.2 cm size of strip
Object history note
Two of the lithographs from which these derive are E.2889 and E.2894-1967. Others are reproduced in The Romantic Ballet in Lithographs of the Time, London, 1938, by C. W. Beaumont and Sacheverell Sitwell.
Print from a series (5 sheets) entitled 'Le Filles de l'air', depicting famous dancers in their celebrated roles. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, ca.1840.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.
Lithography; Hand-colouring; Embossing
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection