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Photo, Print, Drawing Interior of the New Ciniselli Circus.

About this Item

Title

  • Interior of the New Ciniselli Circus.

Summary

  • This lithograph of 1878 shows the interior of the Ciniselli Circus (now the Bolshoi Saint Petersburg State Circus), which opened on December 26, 1877. The decor of the auditorium of the circus was luxurious. The crimson velvet of the armchairs was complemented by gold, mirrors, and crystal chandeliers. The dome was covered with canvas showing floral ornaments and equestrian scenes. The boxes and stalls could seat 1,500 people, but the auditorium was designed to accommodate up to 5,000 people by using the spacious standing gallery. The features of the building allowed for various technical novelties used in performances. Every season of the Ciniselli Circus included a spectacular pantomime, a performance in which a beautiful extravaganza was arranged to show, for example, an impressive battle scene involving foot and mounted troops. The building was designed by Russian architect Vasily Kenel (1834--93). This lithograph was engraved by A. Zubchaninov, based on a drawing by S. Chamotte.

Names

  • Chamotte, S. Artist.
  • Zubchaninov, A. Engraver.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1878.

Headings

  • -  Russian Federation--Saint Petersburg--Saint Petersburg
  • -  1878
  • -  Acrobatics
  • -  Arenas
  • -  Circus
  • -  Circus Ciniselli
  • -  Circus performers
  • -  Entertainers
  • -  Horsemanship
  • -  Spectators

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 lithograph.
  • -  Original resource at: The Bolshoi St. Petersburg State Circus - Museum of Circus Art.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669107

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Chamotte, S. Artist, and A. Engraver Zubchaninov. Interior of the New Ciniselli Circus. Saint Petersburg Russian Federation, 1878. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669107/.

APA citation style:

Chamotte, S. A. & Zubchaninov, A. E. (1878) Interior of the New Ciniselli Circus. Saint Petersburg Russian Federation, 1878. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669107/.

MLA citation style:

Chamotte, S. Artist, and A. Engraver Zubchaninov. Interior of the New Ciniselli Circus. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669107/>.