This page displays a number of cartoons and drawings of Hector Berlioz made by friends and critics of the composer during his lifetime, and published between the 1830s and mid-1860s. Unless otherwise stated, all the images have been scanned from a 19th century biography of Berlioz by Adolphe Jullien in our own collection. We have consulted this book and other publications to identify the 19th century journals in which the cartoons were first published. Where known to us, we have given the current location of the originals or copies of these cartoons and drawings.
For ease of access the collection is divided into 7 sections arranged by date:
Collection I 1830s
Collection II 1840s
Collection III 1850s
Collection IV 1860s
Collection V 1880s
Collection VI 1890s
Collection VII Great Exhibition 1851 in London – French visitors
See also the page of cartoons from an issue of Le Journal amusant devoted to the performances of Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens in November 1863.
The Hector Berlioz Website was created by Monir Tayeb and Michel
Austin on 18 July 1997;
The Berlioz Cartoons pages created on 14 September 2003; some additions made since.
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