Full-length lithograph of Elssler by Alexandre Lacauchie in the role of Florinda in the ballet Le Diable Boiteux. Fanny ELSSLER.
Full-length lithograph of Elssler by Alexandre Lacauchie in the role of Florinda in the ballet Le Diable Boiteux.

Full-length lithograph of Elssler by Alexandre Lacauchie in the role of Florinda in the ballet Le Diable Boiteux.

[Paris]: Marchant, [1842].

250 x 155 mm. Printed on china paper and laid down to mounting sheet.

Slightly browned. Some foxing to mounting sheet.

Beaumont: The Romantic Ballet, no. 23. Chaffee French, 540 (from the series "Galerie des Artistes Dramatiques").

Elssler "ranks with Maria Taglioni and Carlotta Grisi among the legendary prima ballerinas of the Romantic ballet. She made her début in Vienna at the Kärntnertortheater and in 1824 went to Italy for further training... After her first great successes in Berlin (1830) and a short stay in London, she and her sister Therese were engaged by the Paris Opéra in 1834. There, amid both feud and enthusiasm, she succeeded Taglioni. She celebrated unparalleled triumphs in America (1840–42), and returned to tour the capitals of Europe with equal success. She brought her strong, passionate temperament from pure ballet into character dancing." Horst Walter in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $300.00  other currencies

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