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Pygmalion, of Het Beeld Bezield Dood De Liefd;
Pygmalion, of Het Beeld Bezield Dood De Liefd; zo als herzelve door Carolina en Charlotta Frederic, oud g en 7 Jaaren, op den Amsteldamschen Schouwbourg, in het laatfte des jaars 1758, gedanst is.
G. vander Myn ad vivum delineavit. J. Punt sculpsit, 1759.
te Amsterdam By J. Punt in den Schouwburg
Etching. 355 x 260mm (15¼ x 10¼) very large margins. Crease through inscription.
This rare print depicts the performance of Carolina and Charlotta Frederic (aged 7 and 9) in 1758 at the Amsterdam Schouwbourg Theatre in 'Pygmalion'. The Frederic children were sensations on the European stage of the mid-18th century. Carolina made her debut at age 6 at the Theatre Française in 1754; her sister Charlotte, age 5, joined her at the end of the same year. The Frederic children came from an illustrious background with their grandfather being Salle’s partner at the London premiere of Pygmalion. Their father was the Dutch actor-manager known as “Sieur Frederic,” and their ballet teacher was the Maître de Ballet at the Paris Opera, François-Duval Malter. By Gerard Van der Myn. See ref: 13332 for a view of the Theatre interior during a performance.
[Ref: 52033]   £680.00  
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