Wollrabe – Helmerding – Dancer, An Old. Amalie Wollrabe and Carl Helmerding as dancing pair Ninette and Girard in L. Günther’s one-act burlesque at the Wallner Theater, Berlin. Colored lithograph printed with tone plate after a photograph by R. Marowsky at Louis Veit, Berlin. (1859/60.) 9 × 5⅞ in (23 × 14.8 cm). – Sheet 47 of the Lipperheide set Ucd 19 on light cardboard.
“ Among the most popular members of the Wallner Theater in Berlin are Carl Helmerding and Amalie Wollrabe. Both represent the comic genre in a most delicious manner; both succeed in the representation of drastic-comic characters with the same success as they also know to create with the greatest success more delicate amusing character sketches. It is a fresh, truly artistic ambition which fills both actors and has made them the most attractive darlings of the audience … Helmerding … appears … here with his elegant, graceful partner Amalie Wollrabe as ‘Old Dancer’, she as coryphée of the Parisian ballet. By the vivid acting of both artists the little French bluette from which the picture is taken has won the most favorable success in numerous replays … ”
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“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”
(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)