The Russian Family, Matweitschin the Cossack Dance from the Imperial Theatre, at Moscow, performing at the Argyll Rooms. 246, Regent Street.
Lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet approx 200 x 210mm (8 x 8¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet. Very rare.
The Matweitsch family performed in Britain for the first time in 1838, when the 'Morning Post' reviewer wrote (June 18, 1838) that: 'the melodies did not betray the originality we anticipated; but in the disposition and treatment quaintness was often remarkable'. They also appear to have toured England, Scotland and Ireland, and performed specially for visitors such as the future Alexander II of Russia, when he visited England as a young man in 1839.
[Ref: 37961] £160.00