Guide to the Collection of French Theatrical Costume Etchings, circa 1810-circa 1830

Processed by Andre Ambrus.
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Collection of French Theatrical Costume Etchings, circa 1810-circa 1830

Collection number: MS-P055

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

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University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of French theatrical costume etchings,
Date (inclusive): circa 1810-circa 1830
Collection number: MS-P055
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: Collection comprises 166 French theatrical and operatic costume etchings, each approximately 6 x 9 inches. Each color plate is individually numbered and titled indicating the theatrical roles, names of famous artists, and theatrical performances in which costumes were used. Plates are stored in a case marked "Galerie Dramatique, 901 Á 1200."
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Collection of French Theatrical Costume Etchings. MS-P055. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 2002.

Processing History

Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2003.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection comprises 166 French theatrical and operatic costume etchings, each approximately 6 x 9 inches. Each color plate is individually numbered and titled indicating the theatrical roles, names of famous artists, and theatrical performances in which costumes were used. Plates are stored in a case marked "Galerie Dramatique, 901 Á 1200."
This series originally included 1600 cards numbered 1-1600. The range of this collection is 12-1581, but the bulk of the etchings are from the 600-1000 sequence. Figure 66 is wrapped in a holograph letter with lyrics. Some plates are not colored and include duplicates along with handwritten notations either on the front or back of cards. The discrepancy between the appearance of some of the prints suggests that this set was compiled from 2 or more different collections.

Related Collections

MS-P43, Parisian Fashion Etchings Collection.

Collection Contents

Box: 1 : 1

Color plates,circa 1810-circa 1830.