LOT 3204
SOLD €440,00

[Horses] Circus Oscar Carré

Friedländer, Hamburg, 1907. 96 x 71 cm. Lith. no. 4078.

Middle fold sl. worn. *Oscar Carré was the son of German circus performer Wilhelm Carré, who grew up in and around circuses, starting his own career at Circus Renz. Oscar and his wife Cornelia started their own circus in Belgrade, then travelling to Russia, Austria, Germany, France and later on the Netherlands, where they would perform in Amsterdam each year. In 1875 the city council abolished traveling circuses, after which Oscar persuaded the council to build a permanent circus building. After many years of semi-permanent locations, he was granted a permit for a permanent circus building along the Amstel, nowadays still known as the Royal Theatre Carré, which is both nationally and internationally held in high esteem.

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