an article about “Le Costaud des Epinettes”

Scans from “Le Theatre” # 274 (May 1910). “Le Costaud des Epinettes” was a criminal comedy, and Lantelme played Irma Lurette, an actress who owns very important letters.

At least one of her gowns for this performance was designed by Madeleine Vionnet.

The comedy text can be read here.


Lantelme on the cover.

Le Theatre 274 May 1910 Irma Lurette Lantelme

Lantelme as Irma Lurette.

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Le Theatre 274 May 1910-page5

Lantelme in a gown designed by Madeleine Vionnet.

On this photo you can also see a portrait that seem to represent the actress. I didn’t know the painter name, but an article about the same play in “Le Journal Amusant” contains a hint.

journal amusant1910-04-30

Do you see?

journal amusant1910-04-30 portrait Faivre

So the portrait is by Abel Faivre, and as we don’t know where it’s now, we can only hope some better image of it will be available one day.

Abel Faivre Portrait of Lantelme

Abel Faivre. Portrait of Geneviève Lantelme (used in the comedy “Le Costaud des Epinettes”, 1910).


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Corinne S.
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 14:13:59

    Merci pour ce très bel article…et la découverte de ce tableau-mystère.
    Ce peintre a même fait des éventails publicitaires :


    • verbinina
      Jul 14, 2014 @ 22:00:26

      Il a beaucoup travaillé (eventails,caricatures, tableaux etc.), mais je voudrais le plus trouver une meilleure photo du tableau representant Lantelme. Mayen dans son livre indique que c’était un des meilleurs chez ce peintre.


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