is this a pic of Petipa?
Posted 11 January 2006 - 01:27 AM
Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:15 AM
Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:39 AM
i have no other photos of lucien now at hand to check.
the attached is a russian carte de visite said to be MARIUS MARIUSOVICH PETIPA (an actor, b. 1850), Petipa's first-born son, eventually known as Marius I, by marie therese bourdin [d. 1855]).
i note the signed card linked here is a french one, so that might further support the lucien identification.
fyi: Marius Ivanovich Petipa had two sons named Marius, the second b. 1884, and also an actor. both i believe worked mostly in russia.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:01 AM
The pic was taken in France - did Petipa travel to France in c. 1880s?
Also, I have read recently that Wikipedia is not free from inaccuracies, as it is an Encyclopedia where everyone can contribute and the information is not checked.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:10 AM
Hers some pix of Marius Petipa -
Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:21 AM
Pretty convincing evidence that Wikipedia's photo is not our guy. You answered your own question.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:42 PM
I wouldn't bet the rent, but I'd still look to Lucien.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:48 AM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:07 AM
The photo signed Petipa and Versaille is I would think taken in the 1890's. It is not Marius. Lucien died in 1898 aged 83. Is the man in the photograph old enough? The head shape is Petipa like, as is the receding slightly wavy hair.
I found this page on Petipa on the Wikipedea free encyclopedia web site, and the pic someone put up doesnt look a thing like him to me.........
Heres a link to the page -
Heres the pic in higher resolution so anyone who can read the writing on it can perhaps tell us what it says -
Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:46 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:37 PM
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