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Name of Object:

One Thousand and One Nights: decorative sketch of the palace gardens. Façade of an "oriental" palace, for the Théâtre du Châtelet

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

1881

Type of object:

Print

Artists:

Anonymous

Museum Inventory Number:

D-345 (I, 18)

Description:

The collection One Thousand and One Nights was translated into French in the early 18th century. The rise of Orientalism caused it to become extremely popular, appearing as the subject of numerous editions, adaptations, etc. In the 19th century, a tale from the collection was staged in one of Paris' most famous theatres (the Théâtre du Châtelet), and, as this image shows, the theatre was redecorated as an "Oriental palace" for the occasion.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

D-345 (I, 18)

Citation of this web page:

 "One Thousand and One Nights: decorative sketch of the palace gardens. Façade of an "oriental" palace, for the Théâtre du Châtelet" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;74;en&id=theatre

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 074