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H Beard Print Collection

Print
early 19th century (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.5cm
  • Width: 15.5cm
Credit line
Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceLa Pie Volense
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
S.1033-2010

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record createdJune 17, 2010
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