(b Paris, 17 or 18 Aug. 1782; d Saint-Chéron, 22 Aug. 1868)
French designer and chief decorator of the Paris Opera. He designed the sets for Taglioni's La Sylphide (1832), Coralli's Giselle (1841), and Mazilier's Le Diable à quatre (1845). He was the first to use gas lighting to illuminate the stage.
Subjects: Dance — Theatre.