Ticket for the play “Antigone”
– late 19th century From the collection of the Comédie-Française
Crowning of Voltaireat the Comédie-Française in 1778 (details)
Anonymous engraving, Paris. From the collection of the Comédie-Française
Sold only at the Boutique of the Comédie-Française or on its online shop.
2, rue de Richelieu 75001 Paris
Musée de la Toile de Jouy
Série limitée Musée de la toile de Jouy – Les Arts
This detail, taken from a Toile de Jouy print designed by Louis-Hippolyte le Bas, is a figurative illustration of a famous mythological couple. Music is symbolized by Orpheus and Eurydice’s love story. Thanks to its lyre, given by Apollon, Oprheus succeeds in sending to sleep Cerberus, the three headed dog keeper of the underworld, in order to bring back his beloved Eurydice. From 1760 to 1843, the famous “Manufacture de la Toile de Jouy” , located at Jouy en Josas, near Paris, was very prosperous. Discover its history at the Toile de Jouy Museum.
Série limitée Musée de la toile de Jouy – La liberté américaine
Celebrating the independance of the United-States of America, this Toile de Jouy print (c. 1783-1789) is based on a drawing by Huet. The famous red, often used for the Toiles de Jouy, comes from the madder, a dyeing plant which made the fortune of Roussillon in south of France until mid-19th century.
In co-operation with the Toile de Jouy Museum
Centre National du Costume de Scène
Série limitée Centre National du Costume de Scène
The CNCS opened in July 2006 in Moulins in Auvergne and is the first conservation centre in France or abroad entirely devoted to material theatrical heritage. It has become a place not to be missed for all lovers of theater arts and fashion. After appearing in their final productions at the Opéra national de Paris, the Comédie-Française and numerous other theater companies, the costumes arrive at the center for a second life during which they will never again be worn but will be conserved, studied and exhibited.
The visitor to the CNCS is thus invited to plunge backstage into the heart of the greatest theaters and opera houses, where theatrical productions are born.