Sand, Maurice, 1823-1889

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Maurice Sand was the eldest of George Sand's two children. He was a gifted artist and the pupil of Delacroix. Like his mother, he developed a passion for puppets and began in the 1840s to write puppet plays which were staged at the theatre, built specifically for private performances, at their home in Nohant. Maurice, who became an expert student of the commedia dell'arte, wrote the scenarios and designed the costumes. Over the years, the marionette plays became more sophisticated.

From the description of Maurice Sand papers, circa 1840-1889 (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 276144916

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referencedIn Solange Clésinger-Sand Papers, 1834-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sand, Maurice, 1823-1889. Maurice Sand papers, circa 1840-1889 Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Sand, Maurice, 1823-1889. Maurice Sand letter to Mr. Henry Harrine, 1880. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863. Eugène Delacroix correspondence and working notes, circa 1814-1863. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
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associatedWith Clésinger, Jean Baptiste, 1814-1883 person
associatedWith Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863. person
correspondedWith Harrine, Henry person
associatedWith Sand, George, 1804-1876. person
associatedWith Sands family. family
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Puppet theater--19th century
Authors, French


Birth 1823-06-30

Death 1889-09-04





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SNAC ID: 74954600