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La fausse magie

Description: This is a ca. [1775] printed copy of the libretto of "La fausse magie" (The false magic), a two-act comic opera by Jean François Marmontel, set to music by Grétry. [The opera was staged for the first time at the Théâtre Français à La Haye, on Thursday, November 30, 1775.] The final scene of act two contains the music of the couplets on pp. 47-48. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of M. Anseaume's comic opera, "Le tableau parlant."
Date: 1775
Creator: Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Partner: UNT Libraries

Purse

Description: Purse of multicolored Bargello needlepoint. The envelope-style purse is covered in silk embroidery in greens, blues, reds, pinks, black, etc., in the Florentine Bargello, edged in green wool. On one side, under flap, is rectangular section with monogram FH and date 1775 worked in embroidery. Opens to reveal 2 separate compartments, lined in green homespun wool. Silk embroidery is disintegrating to reveal canvas ground.
Date: 1775
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Self-Portrait

Description: The portrait is of a man wearing head covering, glasses and gazing straight out of the picture plane.
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Date: 1775
Creator: Chardin, Jean-Siméon
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoe

Description: Woman’s shoe of white patterned silk with pleated ruffle on vamp and metal embroidery at toe. Pointed toe, silk binding hand stitched around opening, kitten/Louis heel with wooden(?) support, sole of leather undifferentiated for left/right foot.
Date: 1775/1799
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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