Le Grand Opera & Theatre Italien
- Art Funded
- 1) 51 x 36 cm; 2) 51 x 35 cm
- Suzanne Lodge
1) Satire on Vestris and the Grand Opéra depicting the aged dancer Marie-Auguste Vestris in classical tunic taking a dance-like stride in the air using two long brooms as crutches (symbolising the Grand Opéra), published in 'Le Miroir'; 2) Satire praising the originality, creativity and modernism of Rossini and of the Théatre Italien. Rossini appears youthful and fashionably attired, with rolled sheets of music bursting from his pockets. He stands with legs spread wide apart for balance, his hands and inclined head support three small figures, published in 'Le Miroir'.