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Poster - Cendrillon
  • Cendrillon
    André Victor Devambez, born 1867 - died 1943
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Cendrillon

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1889 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    André Victor Devambez, born 1867 - died 1943 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Noel D. Sheffield

  • Museum number:

    E.527-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 80, box C

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster advertising a performance of the opera Cendrillon at the Theatre National de L'Opéra-Comique, Paris. An art nouveau design, featuring a woman and a bird, has had its figurative elements transformed on the sheet into a single organic pattern.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)

Date

1889 (printed)

Artist/maker

André Victor Devambez, born 1867 - died 1943 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE L'OPÉRA-COMIQUE / CENDRILLION / CONTE de FÉES (d'apres PERRAULT) / PAR HENRI CAIN / MUSIQUE DE J. MASSENET
Part of design.

DEVAMBEZ Grav.-Imp., PARIS.
Bottom-right corner, below design.

Dimensions

Height: 79.2 cm, Width: 59.8 cm

Historical context note

The opera, produced in Paris, 25th May 1899, was adapted by H. Cain from a story by Perrault.

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph poster advertising a performance of the opera 'Cendrillon' at the Theatre National de L'Opéra-Comique, Paris. An art nouveau design, featuring a woman and a bird. Devambez. Paris. 1889.

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

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Woman; Bird

Categories

Theatre; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Opera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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