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Justus von Liebig (1803-1873)

Musically Themed Liebig Cards – Part IV

March 2022

In our last March and April displays, Jennie Bisset described the sheer variety of Liebig cards and commented that some sets contain just one or two musically related subjects.  We show two such sets below followed by a single card from a set featuring sculptors – the only one relating to music.

National Songs of Different Countries

Monograms. These include a card for Gounod with a scene from his Roméo et Juliette. The back of this German set gives the subjects. (See our captions)

The Nine Muses.

La Danse. This is one of four sculptures commissioned in 1863 to decorate the façade of the new Paris Opera by its architect, Charles Garnier.  Executed by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) the original is now in the Musée d’Orsay having been replaced with a copy.

Le Nozze di Figaro. Opera buffa in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). First performed at 1 May 1786 at the Burgtheater, Vienna.

La Traviata. Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). First performed 6 March 1852 at Teatro La Fenice, Venice.

Scenes from Six Different Operas