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20/06/1831 (made)
Place of origin

Broadside typographical poster or playbill printed in red and black on yellow paper.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Printed ink on paper
Brief description
Broadside poster or playbill advertising the equestrian drama Mazeppa!, French and German rope dancing, an Infant Equestrian Wonder, Mr. Ducrow and Miss Woolford in the 'pantomime rustic ballet' The Tyrolean Shepherd and the Swiss Milkmaid, and a 200-horse representation of The Battle of Waterloo, featuring Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington, Astley's Royal Amphitheatre, 20 June 1831.
Physical description
Broadside typographical poster or playbill printed in red and black on yellow paper.
  • Height: 76.6cm
  • Width: 25.1cm
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Object history
Associated Production: Mazeppa!, or, The Wild Horse (original story: Lord Byron, performer: Mr. Cartlich), The Tyrolean Shepherd and Swiss Milkmaid, Battle of Waterloo (performers: J. Ducrow, Mr. Williams, Mr. Leclerq, Mr. Gomersal, Mr. S. Foster, Mr. A. Ducrow). Astley's Circus. 20.6.1831. Performance category: circus, equestrian drama, equestrian entertainment, juvenile performances, rope dancing. A note on the playbill states: 'A centre box has been decorated for the reception of those military gentlemen at whose request this spectacle is re-produced.
Bridge Head, Lambeth
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Record createdAugust 3, 2010
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