[Caricature. Colour plate] Maison Martinet (publisher)
Mme. Sontag, role de Luisa, dans le tre nozze. 1er. Acte. [plate from "Gallerie Dramatique - Theatre Italien"].
Paris. Lith. Decan. Maison Martinet, 41, r. Vivienne et 15, rue du Coq. [1840s] 26,5 x 17 cm. Hand coloured lithograph.
Slight soiling to the margins. Some very small spots to the image. Nice condition.
A beautiful image from a theatrical play of the 1840s, showing a young actress in her costume. The plate comes from the french gallery work "Galerie Dramatique" which was published from 1796 until 1880 with the interuption of the French-German war of 1871-1872. It has also had the names "Petit galerie dramatique" and "Nouvelle galerie dramatique". It is considered to be the most important french artist gallery of the 19th century. The early parts were engraved and later parts lithographed.
Item No: 1625