The Taglioni Coach and Other Scenes
- Former Title(s):
A Cigar Box Painted with scenes from 'Taglioni' Prints
- ca. 1840
- Oil on fruitwood
- Overall (box): 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:
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unknown artist, ('H'), The Taglioni Coach and Other Scenes, ca. 1840
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.
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