Guide to Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour C0476
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Luigi Cherubini was an Italian-French composer who lived from 1760-1842, and was a prominent musical figure in France, particularly Paris during the French Revolution. Cherubini's work mostly consisted of sacred music, but he eventually turned to composing operas in both Italian and French. Cherubini was a contemporary of Beethoven and was overshadowed by the famed composer, though Beethoven studied and admired him. Cherubini's work is still performed today.
Hand-colored lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour after the painting by Felix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux, created circa 1840s. In the print, Cherubini sits at a piano with a quill in hand, with scores on the floor and table beside him, presumably at work composing music. French abbreviated text at the bottom of the print reads "F. Philippoteaux pinx.t - Imp. J. Rigo et Cie. - Ch. Bour lith." and the title "Cherubini." The lithographic was printed by Jules Alfred Vinvent Rigo.
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Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842
Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour, C0476, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music in June 2012.
Processing completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. This item was formerly part of the Performing Arts Manuscript Materials collection, C0215.
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Portrait of Cardinal Fesh by Charles Bour after Felix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux, 1851, The British Museum. Accessed April 8, 2021. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1926-0412-158.
Portrait of Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) Seated at the Piano Composing, Felix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux, Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum. Accessed April 8, 2021. https://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/109980.