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The Taglioni Coach and Other Scenes

Former Title(s):

A Cigar Box Painted with scenes from 'Taglioni' Prints

ca. 1840
Oil on fruitwood
Overall: 5 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches (13.7 x 31.4 x 19.1 cm)

Inscribed in black paint, front, bottom: "Taglioni [?] H"

Signed in black paint, front, bottom: "H"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Painted Objects
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
carriages | coach (carriage) | coaches (carriages) | costume | dancer | dogs (animals) | genre subject | horses (animals) | hunting | sporting art
Associated People:
Taglioni, Marie (1804–1884), dancer
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The lid and front of this decorated cigar box show the Taglioni Coach, which was a private vehicle owned jointly by the Earl of Chesterfield and Count Batthyany, both members of the Richmond Driving Club. The coach took its name from Marie Taglioni, the most celebrated ballet dancer of the time; its door panel was painted with a portrait of her in La Sylphide. The decorations were copied from popular prints after James Pollard and Charles Cooper Henderson respectively. The sides and back of the box, also based on prints, show Taglioni, another dancer named Pauline Duvernay, and a hunting scene.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest: Treasures of a Lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 113.

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Roads to Rails - Revolution in British Transport (Yale Center for British Art, 1992-04-15 - 1992-06-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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