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Title
La leçon de danse
Names
Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909 (Engraver)
Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1876 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Swa J Lec 1
Topics
Child dancers -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- Study and teaching -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: [signed on matrix] Swain sc. ; gravure de J. Swain, d'après le dessin de George Busson du Maurier.
Content: At lower left: L'Art.
Statement of responsibility: Imp. J. Claye-- A. Quantin.
Acquisition: Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier was a cartoonist whose satirical drawings appeared in Punch and other periodicals. In later life he wrote novels, among them Trilby (1894), which featured the character Svengali, an evil and controlling teacher.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving?, black and white ; 27 x 38 cm.
Description
Depiction of a dancing lesson given to seven girls of varying ages. The garments of the teacher, accompanist, and students indicate affluence, and the girls' decorous stances suggest that they are learning ladylike behavior along with the dance. The setting appears to be a private home, furnished with fashionable accessories such as the two Japanese fans mounted on a screen at left.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825553951
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759825
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfa1f9b0-0104-0135-9073-09991aeb6d62
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

  • 1820: Creator Born
  • 1876: Issued
  • 1909: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La leçon de danse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1876. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ed7b150-01ea-0135-2bff-04903dbaf5b9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La leçon de danse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ed7b150-01ea-0135-2bff-04903dbaf5b9

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1876). La leçon de danse Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1ed7b150-01ea-0135-2bff-04903dbaf5b9

Wikipedia Citation

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La leçon de danse