London, Published June 1831 by J. Dickinson, New Bond Street. Printed by Hullmandel
Rare coloured lithograph on india, sheet 370 x 240mm (14½ x 9½"). Repaired tear to top edge; india missing lower right. Slight staining top.
Marie Taglioni (1804-84), dancer, in the ballet 'La Naiade'. Born in Stockholm into a family of dancers, Taglioni made her debut in Vienna in 1822 and was renowned throughout Europe by the time she first appeared in London in 1829. The toast of many writers (including Victor Hugo, Thackeray, and Théophile Gaultier), Taglioni retired in 1847 when Jenny Lind threatened her position as the preeminent diva of the day. Thereafter she spent much time in Italy, although she returned to live in London from 1874, working as a teacher of deportment, where she would be seen escorting schoolgirls in Hyde Park or Brighton. Lithograph after Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860), a fashionable portrait painter specialising in figures from the worlds of music and theatre, and Portrait Painter in Water-colours to Queen Victoria.
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