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[Street entertainers in China]

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Title
[Street entertainers in China]
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1650 - 1660 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Str 1
Topics
Street entertainers -- China -- 17th century
Acrobats -- China -- 17th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 16 x 28 cm.
Description
A westerner's recreation of a performance by conjurors and acrobats in a street in China. The buildings are decorated with Chinese architectural motifs, and pagodas are visible in the distance. The performers and most of the spectators appear to be male, and figures in western garb and turbans mingle with the crowd. The performers, several of whom wear queues, execute feats of balance on poles; one man climbs a rope suspended mysteriously in the air; another man plunges a sword into a wicker basket. Human body parts appear to be part of the performance, and apparently excite no consternation among the viewers.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 795124673
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19634065
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 815f5210-07c4-0133-ad50-58d385a7b928
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

  • 1650: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Street entertainers in China]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1650 - 1660. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/151f8db0-07c7-0133-e5cb-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[Street entertainers in China]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/151f8db0-07c7-0133-e5cb-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1650 - 1660). [Street entertainers in China] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/151f8db0-07c7-0133-e5cb-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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[Street entertainers in China]