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Brevet de danse

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Brevet de danse

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1860 - 1870 (Questionable)
Place: Metz (France)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Bre 2
Male dancers
Dance -- France -- 19th century
Military personnel
Ensemble playing
Statement of responsibility: Fabrique d'Estampes de P. Didion, à Metz.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Ballet Shop, 1988.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, etching with metallic pigment, col. ; 30 x 45 cm.
Dance diploma depicting a man in military uniform, with a stick in the crook of his right arm, performing on a veranda before an audience of men in uniform and elaborately dressed ladies. An eight-man orchestra plays in a box at left. In the background are a balustrade, pillars adorned with bunting, and glimpses of buildings in the distance. The image is surrounded by an ornate border incorporating the words, reading clockwise from center, "Graces et décence. Légèreté. Vif au plaisir, ardent au travail. Agilité." The diploma's blanks for the names of the recipient and his instructor, his title, and the date have not been filled in.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 756643125
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19329660
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 298f9f40-f368-0132-b46d-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Brevet de danse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860 - 1870. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10a0ae30-f369-0132-16a1-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Brevet de danse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10a0ae30-f369-0132-16a1-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1860 - 1870). Brevet de danse Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10a0ae30-f369-0132-16a1-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Brevet de danse