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Title
Alexandra Danilova collection of prints
Additional title: Alexandra Danilova collection
Names
Shepherd, 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)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1784 - 1922 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
[Title page for] La passion de notre Seigneur ... publiée par Chr[istian] de Mechel ... a Basle MDCCLXXXIV [1784] -- St. Petersburgh, London, published by Thomas Kelly ... , [182-?] / S[amuel] Davenport sculp. -- Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, [1828] / 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Dani 1-6
Topics
Covent Garden Theatre
Clothing and dress -- Russia (Federation)
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Title 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 Description
Engravings
Lithographs
Extent: 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.
Description
Prints depicting non-dance subjects from the collection of Russian ballerina Alexandra Danilova.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825113491
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f278ce0-ead3-0133-9c67-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1784: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexandra Danilova collection of prints" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1784 - 1922. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0189dea0-ed36-0133-7053-00505686a51c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexandra Danilova collection of prints" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0189dea0-ed36-0133-7053-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1784 - 1922). Alexandra Danilova collection of prints Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0189dea0-ed36-0133-7053-00505686a51c

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Alexandra Danilova collection of prints