Guide to the David de Boschi set design for an unidentified ballet, circa 1830-1840

David de Boschi set design for an unidentified ballet C0452


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator de Boschi, David
Title David de Boschi set design for an unidentified ballet
Date circa 1830-1840
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear ft.
Abstract Set design by David de Boschi for an unidentified ballet, probably by Antonio Cortesi.
Collection Number C0452
Language Italian

Biographical note

According to notes provided by Schubertiade Music, David de Boschi was a 19th century Italian set designer who worked in the region of Florence on operas and ballets. Antonio Cortesi (1796-1879) was an Italian ballet dancer and choreographer of the Romantic era who worked across Europe, choreographing over 60 ballets, including "Ines de Castro" and a version of "Giselle" ("Cortesi, Antonio").

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single set design, with color, drawn by designer David de Boschi (the lower left hand corner reads "David de Boschi fece") for a ballet. According to notes from Schubertiade, the dealer from which the item was purchased, it is probably for a ballet by choreographer Antonio Cortesi.

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Arrangement

This is a single item within a folder.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Cortesi, Antonio, 1796-1879

Subjects:

Ballet
Theaters--Stage setting and scenery

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David de Boschi set design for an unidentified ballet, C0452, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music on 2/22/2010.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in November 2019. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in November 2019. This item was formerly part of the Performing Arts Manuscript Materials collection, C0215.

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Bibliography

'Cortesi, Antonio.' The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Online Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. doi: 10.1093/acref/9780195173697.001.0001

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