Social dancing in cartoons and caricatures
NamesBarnard, Frederick, 1846-1896 (Artist)Bouchot, Frédéric, b. 1798 (Artist)Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882 (Artist)Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 (Engraver)Forest, Eugène-Hippolyte, b. 1808 (Artist)Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847 (Artist)Held, John, 1889-1958 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1800 - 1931 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsThe dancing lesson [from a children's book? On the verso are "Shadows for our tiny folks"] -- The fall of Principal Topp / Hablot E. Browne, del. ; Edmund Evans, sc. -- Greenwich Fair / A. Wray del. ; A.H. Payne sclp. -- He could crawl through a key-hole [with dialogue]; Puck, [handwritten date Jan. 27, 1886] -- My Poll-E my partner Joe, 1796 -- Quelques originaux de nos concerts et promenades publiques (Concert Musard) / J.J. Grandville ; E[ugène] Forest -- The reel, [handwritten date1902] / drawn by F. Barnard ; R. Taylor & Co. -- La valse des amans -- Thoughts during pastorale [a figure of the quadrille]; Punch's pencillings, no. XXV; Social miseries, no. 1 -- [Untitled; dancers in eighteenth-century garb] / Bouchot -- [Untitled; dancing couple, with poem beginning "Um a Drei"]; Jugend / [artist's signature is difficult to read] -- Let's try the "crazy canter" sometime. It's a new hesitation waltz [postcard] -- Billy Sunday tango; Mother Earth, May 1915 / R. Minor -- Day-dreams of sentimental memory: dancing the turkey trot. Engraved by John Held Jr. as he snaps his fingers in the air; New Yorker, May 23, 1931.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Soc 18-31
TopicsSunday, Billy, 1862-1935 -- Caricatures and cartoonsBallroom dancingQuadrille (Dance)Dance -- Caricatures and cartoons
NotesAcquisition: Greenwich Fair, The reel, untitled print by Bouchot Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsLithographsPhotomechanical printsExtent: 12 prints : wood engraving, lithograph, chiefly b&w ;34 x 29 cm. or smaller.Extent: 1 photomechanical print : color,15 x 9 cm.
DescriptionCollection culled from a variety of sources, including books and illustrated periodicals, chiefly dating from the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. Some items have been trimmed of their captions and/or publication data, making identification of their sources difficult; some may be reproductions. The prints depict men and women who are exaggerated in face or physique, or captured in humorous circumstances as they engage in various social dances. In a print titled The dancing lesson, the participants have animal heads atop human bodies: the dancing master, who plays the pochette or small fiddle associated with his profession, is an antlered deer, with two female grasshoppers for his pupils. Among the artists represented in these examples are Frederick Barnard, Frédéric Bouchot, Hablot K. Browne, J.J. Grandville and Eugène Forest. The collection has been arranged alphabetically by title.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825771332NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760338Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a8729990-0104-0135-9e7c-293a1cf2d6d0
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