Caricature.Additional title: Caricature.
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Questionable)Place: LondonIssuance: single unit
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFB Mer M C 3
TopicsTaglioni, Marie, 1804-1884Noblet, Lise, 1801-1852Hullin, Joséphine, 1808-1838BalletDancePrints (Graphic arts) -- Ballet -- 19th century
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionAquatint,Extent: Plate mark 11.6 x 17.1 cm.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12155766Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfaecd90-18c4-0131-9f15-58d385a7bbd0
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