Method Copper engraving
Artist after Edmund Thomas Parris
Published [c.1837]
Dimensions Image 120 x 90 mm
Notes A portrait of Madame Céleste in the ballet The Maid of Cashmere.

Madame Céleste or Madame Céline Céleste (1815-1882) was a French dancer and actress. Born in Paris, she studied ballet at the Opéra, before moving to America as a teenager. She made her debut at the Bowery theatre, New York. In England, she peformed in Liverpool - as Fenella in Masaniello - and in London (1831). By 1834, she was so popular in America that her admirers took the horses out of her carriage in order to pull it themselves. Returning to England in 1837, she appeared in acting roles at the Drury Lane and Haymarket theatres. In 1844 she joined Benjamin Webster in the management of the Adelphi, and, afterwards took the sole management of the Lyceum until 1861. She made a third visit to the United States from 1865 to 1868, and retired in 1870. Her favorite part was Miami in Buckstone's Green Bushes.

Edmund Thomas Parris (1793-1873) was an English painter, illustrator and art restorer. He was appointed history painter to Queen Adelaide, Queen Consort of William IV, and painted Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838, and the Duke of Wellington's funeral in 1852. He supervised the painting of the panorama in the London Colosseum, Regent's Park, London, and was the inventor of "Parris's medium".

Condition: Damage to 'sky' area of image.
Framing unmounted
Price £65.00
Stock ID 33054