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Additional title: Caricature.
Mercandotti, Maria.

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Questionable)
Place: London
Issuance: single unit
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFB Mer M C 3
Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884
Noblet, Lise, 1801-1852
Hullin, Joséphine, 1808-1838
Prints (Graphic arts) -- Ballet -- 19th century
Content: A reception room with seven female dancers in costume and eight male visitors. Foreground (left to right): The Earl of Fife, patron of Maria Mercandotti, and Hughes Ball, her most assiduous suitor, observing the dancer. Mercandotti, wearing her costume for the title role in Albert's ballet Cendrillon (first danced in London by Mercandotti on March 12, 1823), on right pointe, left leg extended to side. Lise Noblet, weight on left foot, right foot pointe tendue, in costume for André Deshayes' ballet La paysanne supposée (premiered at the King's Theatre, April 10, 1821). Joséphine Hullin, in a costume for an unidentified ballet, full length to front, looking right, weight on left foot, right foot behind, her right arm raised above head.
Biographical/historical: The costume portraits of Mercandotti, Noblet, and Hullin are based on 1822-23 engravings by Robert Cooper. Lord Petersham stands at extreme right.
Background center: Marie Taglioni, costumed as Zoloé in the opera ballet Le dieu et la bayadère (first performed in Paris, October 13, 1830). Portrait of Marie Taglioni, lower right margin of engraving. Cf. Ballet [London], May 1948, vol. 5, no. 5, p. 33. Reproduction.
Physical Description
Extent: Plate mark 11.6 x 17.1 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12155766
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfaecd90-18c4-0131-9f15-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Caricature." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1839.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Caricature." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1830 - 1839). Caricature. Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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