Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour C0476 Guide to Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour

Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour C0476

Guide to Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour


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Repository
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Identification
C0476
Title
Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bourcirca 1840s
URL:
https://scrc.gmu.edu/finding_aids/cherubinilithograph
Quantity
.01 Linear Feet
Creator
Bour, Charles, 1814-1881
Language
French .
Abstract
Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour after the painting by Félix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux, created circa 1840s.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Lithographic portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour, C0476, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music in June 2012.

Processing Information

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.


Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Luigi Cherubini by Charles Bour after the painting by Félix 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 "Chérubini." The lithograph was printed by Jules Alfred Vinvent Rigo.

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The Special Collections Research Center holds many other materials related to music, opera, and the performing arts.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Art
  • Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842
  • Lithography
  • Music
  • Opera

Bibliography

Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Luigi Cherubini." Encyclopedia Britannica, Invalid Date. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Luigi-Cherubini. Fend, Michael. "Cherubini, Luigi." Grove Music Online. 2001; Accessed 8 Apr. 2021. https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000053110. Portrait of Cardinal Fesh by Charles Bour after Félix 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, Félix 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.


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bour, Charles, 1814-1881
  • Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842