Alexandra Danilova collection of printsAdditional title: Alexandra Danilova collection
NamesShepherd, Thomas H. (Thomas Hosmer) (Artist)Rolph, John A., 1799-1862 (Engraver)Davenport, Samuel, 1783-1867 (Engraver)Timm, Vasiliĭ Fëdorovich, 1820-1895 (Artist)Dobuzhinskiĭ, Mstislav Valerianovich, 1875-1957 (Artist)Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Collector)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1784 - 1922 (Inferred)
Table of Contents[Title page for] La passion de notre Seigneur ... publiée par Chr[istian] de Mechel ... a Basle MDCCLXXXIV  -- St. Petersburgh, London, published by Thomas Kelly ... , [182-?] / S[amuel] Davenport sculp. -- Theatre Royal, Covent Garden,  / drawn by Tho[ma]s H. Shepherd; engraved by John Rolph -- Costumes russes. Cocher de place, Isvoschik de St. Petersbourg, publié par Daziaro à Moscou et St. Petersbourg / [signed on stone] R. [?] Timm, 1843; dess. par W. Timm; Imp. Lemercier -- Costumes russes. Laitières de Okhta, Faubg St. Petersbourg, [parallel title in Cyrillic], publié par Daziaro à Moscou et St. Petersbourg / [signed on stone] W. Timm, 1843, St. Petersbourg; dessiné par W. Timm; Imp. par Lemercier -- [Boats on the Neva] / [monogram of Mstislav Dobuzhinskiĭ at lower left], 1922.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Dani 1-6
TopicsCovent Garden TheatreClothing and dress -- Russia (Federation)Saint Petersburg (Russia)
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Acquisition: Gift; Alexandra Danilova.Biographical/historical: The donor of this collection, Alexandra Danilova, trained at the Imperial Ballet School and began her performing career in Russia, but left in 1924 with George Balanchine, for whom she was, for a time, muse and romantic partner. She danced with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and other ballet companies, and for many fans she epitomized the glamourous Russian ballerina. Over the course of a long career, she amassed a considerable collection of artwork, much of it bestowed upon her by colleagues and fans. Although these prints are not unique items, they reveal something of her interests and taste in art.Source note: Forms part of the Alexandra Danilova collection. Graphics.
Physical DescriptionEngravingsLithographsExtent: 2 prints : engraving, hand-colored ; 22 x 28 cm. or smaller.Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 30 x 23 cm., plate mark 27 x 20 cm.Extent: 3 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ; 31 x 34 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionPrints depicting non-dance subjects from the collection of Russian ballerina Alexandra Danilova.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825113491NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758834Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f278ce0-ead3-0133-9c67-00505686a51c
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