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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Maleuvre, Pierre, born 1740 - died 1803 (engraver)
    Maison Martinet (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.1033-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by Pierson in the role of Blaizot in La Pie Voleuse, a 'Melodrame' at the Théâtre de la Porte St Martin.

Below the image is a quote from the play:
"Eh, pardi, vous n'avez qu'a dire tout mon Magot est ben à vot Sarvice" (Acte 3me, Scene XI)

La Pie voleuse ou La Servante de Palaiseau (The Thieving Magpie or The Servant of Palaiseu,1815) was reputedly submitted by an anonymous author to the Theatre Porte Saint Martin and subsequently rewritten by L.C. Caignez in circa 1814. It went on to make the fortune of the then theatre director, Sain Romain.

This design appears to be part of a series of prints published by Martinet, Rue du Coq, of which this example is labelled as number 427. It is part of the Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

This full length coloured engraving shows a man dressed in a plain blue jacket, pale blue/grey knee breeches and matching 'clocked' stockings. His waistcoat is yellow with a red motif. His neckcloth is also red as is the handkerchief he carries in his left hand.

Place of Origin

France (probably, printed)

Date

early 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
Maleuvre, Pierre, born 1740 - died 1803 (engraver)
Maison Martinet (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

A coloured engraving showing the costume worn by Pierson in the role of Blaizot in La Pie Voleuse, a 'Melodrame' at the Théâtre de la Porte St Martin. Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Paint; Wash

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving (incising); Hand-colouring; Painting

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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