Theodora (Sardou)

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0301
Creator
Places
Istanbul [Constantinople] (Turkey)
Turkey
Munich [München] (Germany)
Germany
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Theodora. / Sardou.

Frauengestalten der klassischen Kunst und Dichtung ["Female Style of Classical Art and Poetry"]

F. A. Ackermann, München. Künstlerpostkarte No. 696.

EXHIBITION

Imagining the Empress: Theodora in Popular Culture, 1882-1922
April-October 2017

The Empress Theodora appeared many times in popular culture. This postcard by F. A. Ackermann features an illustration of Theodora by Czech artist Franz Bohumil Doubek. It draws inspiration both from Victorien Sardou’s play, Théodora, and the famous mosaic depiction of Theodora in Ravenna while seeking to showcase the “female style of classical art and poetry.”

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0301
Creator
Places
Istanbul [Constantinople] (Turkey)
Turkey
Munich [München] (Germany)
Germany
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
postcard

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