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The changing companions : comic metamorphosis = Die veränderlichen Gesellschafter : komische Verwandlungen = Les compagnons inconstants : métamorphoses comiques / G.W. Faber.

Additional Title(s):

Veränderlichen Gesellschafter

Compagnons inconstants

[Nuremberg, Germany] : [G.W. Faber], [ca. 1860?]
Physical Description:
1 game (48 pieces) ; in wooden box 20 x 21 x 5 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .C43 1860 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
BAC: British Art Center copy in original wooden box.
Metamorphoses game designed by Georg Wolfgang Faber. The game consists of six pairs of figures (hand-colored lithographs), each figure dissected into four triangular wooden pieces. The paired figures include: [1] characters based on the Commedia dell'arte in a modified guise of Colombina and Pulcinella; [2] a North African soldier, holding an acrobatic monkey, paired with a Chinese mandarin playing on panpipes; [3] a tailor paired with a cobbler; [4] an infantry cornet player paired with a Scottish regimental drummer; [5] a fox presenting a "conte," paired with a rabbit preparing to give a gold coin; [6] a military pair, the woman dressed as a vivandière, and the man as a French officer, the pair modeled on Marie and Tonio from Donizetti's La fille du régiment.
Issued in a wooden box, with sliding lid. The illustrated lid bears the title, in English, German, and French.
The lithographer/publisher G.W. (George Wolfgang) Faber was active at Nuremberg, Germany.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Commedia dell'arte.
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Fille du régiment.
Games -- Specimens.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Metamorphic pictures.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Games -- Great Britain.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1860.
Faber, G. W.

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