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French Ballet, 18th Century

French Ballet Costumes of 18th CenturyCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Psyché, a scene from the ballet
Ballet origin can be traced to the 17th century's elaborate and flamboyant entertainments celebrating marriages of wealth and power devised at European Royal courts. King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, was a passionate dancer himself.
The performances were a mixture of spoken word, music, dance and pantomime. They contained spectacular ceremonial processions with technical effects and extravagant costumes. The scenarios were based by the myths of ancient Greece and Rome or on themes such as the four seasons, the natural world or events happening in distant lands.
Costumes were imaginative and fantastical, decorated with symbols designated to help the audience to recognize the characters in the story. The size of these costumes often limited dancers movements.
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Le sieur Ballon et la delle. Prévost dans le ballet d'action des Scythes
Driade. J. B. Martin inv. sculp.
Monsieur Ballon. Danseur de l'opera.
Masque en habit de paysan: C. Pr. S. C. Maj. M. Engelbr. sc. et excud. Aug[ustae] Vind[elicorum]
Representation du théatre ou l'on joue les comédies pour le divertissement du Roy de Tunquin et de son cour
Johannes van den Aveele - Amadis
Achille et Polixene
Ertinger Franz - Le Carnaval
Les peines et les plaisirs de l'amour
Ertinger Franz - Le carnaval de Venise
Ertinger Franz - Thesée
Ertinger Franz - Pamone
Ertinger Franz - Les festes galantes
Ertinger Franz - Alceste
Ertinger Franz - Bellerophon
Ertinger Franz - Armide
Ertinger Franz - Les fragments
Ertinger Franz - L'Europe galante
Ertinger Franz - Le temple de la paix
Ertinger Franz - Psyché
Ertinger Franz - Amadis de Grece
Ertinger Franz - Amadis
Ertinger Franz - L'idile de Sceaux
Les festes de l'Amour et de Bachus
Ertinger Franz - Alcine
Ertinger Franz - Ulysee et Penelope
Ertinger Franz - Les Muses
Ertinger Franz - Iphigénie
Ertinger Franz - Télémaque
Ertinger Franz - Tancrède
Ertinger Franz - La vénitienne
George White - Mr. Isaac, choreographer
[The dragon of Wantley].
Le petit sabotier. âgé de cinq ans et demi, dansant l'entrée de Pierrot.
Mr. Hardouin dansant à l'Opéra d'Yphigenie.
For the benefit of Mademoiselle Violette at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, Wednesday February the 11th
William de la Cour - Jacob de Gheyn II - La jardiniere Italienne
William de la Cour - L'Espagnolette
William de la Cour - La Siamoise
La bergere galante
Moore's engagement to Margery
Pastoral dance scenes of the eighteenth century
Pastoral dance scenes of the eighteenth century
Basan Francois - La guinguette
Unidentified ballet - Salle Marie
Africain: J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
Paysanne galante: On fait usage de cet habit dans le Ballet de la Provençale et dans plusieurs ballets du même genre. J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
Paysanne galante: J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
Indienne: J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
Jean Honoré Fragonard - La dance,  Marie Madeleine Guimard
Neptune: J. B. Martin inv. Gaillard sculp
Incas: J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
[Piramo e Tisbe]
Faune: J. B. Martin inv. et sculp
Attitudes de danse exécutées à l'Opéra par le Sr. Doberval et Melles Guimard et Alard en 1779
Mademoiselle Heinel, the celebrated opera dancer.
Signora Baccelli in the ballet (call'd) Les amans surpris
Jason et medée. Ballet tragique, British Cartoon Print

Jason et medée. Ballet tragique, British Cartoon Print

"Gaetan Vestris as Jason between two ladies of the ballet..." (Source: George) [N. Dance?, del. ; Bartolozzi, sc.]. This record contains unverified data from George. Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires ... More

A B the charmers of the age
Psyché, a scene from the ballet
Carl Hermann Pfeiffer - Joseph Dorffmeister - Maria Medina Vigano
Mademoiselle Hiligsberg in the ballet of Le jaloux puni.
Modern grace, or The operatical finale to the ballet of Alonzo e Cora
James Gillray - Operatical reform, or La dance à l'évêque
Les trois graces du ballet de
Fêtes données à Vienne à l'occasion du mariage de Joseph II avec Marie Josephine Antoinette de Baviére, le 23 Janvier 1765
Mlle. Guimard dans le ballet du Per. navigateur.
[Stage décor for unidentified production]
Winslow Homer - Psyché
Theodore Dauberval née a Paris le 25/9bre 1761
(Académie Rle de Musique). Mme. Gardel. (Rôle de Psyché). Ballet de Psyche. [Engraving by Prud'hon after Coeuré] Imprimé par Langlois. Ecrit par Beaublé. Déposé à la Direction de la Libie.
Camargo. Lith. Destouches.
Mlle. Camargo. Pas de la nuit. [Lithograph by] E. Desmaisons. Guérard del. E. Desmaisons lith. Imp. Lemercier.
Mlle. Camargo. Pas de la nuit. Guérard del. E. Desmaisons lith. Imp. Lemercier
Reine des sylphes, dans le balet des Elémens, &c
Paysan galant
Africain dans Aline, reine de Golconde
Académie et salle de danse: les grâces parisiennes
[Scene de ballet]
[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

[Ouverture et airs du ballet de Telemaque]

Ballet choreographed by Pierre Gardel. Originally for orchestra; arranged for piano. Title from another copy of the work. LC copy trimmed to 31 cm and lacking title page and plate number; possibly one of two pu... More

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