[British, n.d., c.1850.]
Sepia lithograph heightened in white with colour (red) added by hand. Sheet 380 x 280mm, 15 x 11". Some surface soiling, with extremities a little bumped; otherwise good.
In Persian mythology, the péris are oriental heavenly creatures that embody Prince Achmed’s yearning for another form of existence. A beautiful péri appears to him with her retinue and promises him redemption: she promises that the barrier between Heaven and Earth can be overcome by the power of love. La Péri, by Friedrich Burgmüller, Jean Coralli, and Théophile Gautier, was first performed in 1843 at the Paris Opéra. After Fanny Corbaux (British, female, 1812 - 1883).
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