Ernestine and Annie Henrarde: at Brougham's Bowery TheatreAdditional title: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper
NamesHolcomb, Alfred G (Attributed name)Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896 (Associated name)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1856-09-27Place: New York
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Hol A Hen 1
TopicsHenrarde, AnnieHenrarde, ErnestineDancers -- United States -- 19th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: ambrotyped by Brady ; Holcomb sc.Caption title.Signed on matrix. Although the artist's full name has not been confirmed, he may be the wood engraver Alfred G. Holcomb.Biographical/historical: This print was based on an ambrotype, an early type of photography that came into use in the 1850s, by the eminent photographer Mathew Brady, who is perhaps best known for his photographic documentation of the Civil War.Biographical/historical: The sisters Ernestine and Annie Henrarde were born in the English village of Esher, of French parentage. Their father was employed by Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and the sisters studied dancing with the theatre's ballet master, Monsieur Delamater. They performed for a time in the corps de ballet of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, and were subsequently engaged to dance at the Bowery Theatre in New York. Ernestine is also said to have performed as an actress with the Wallack's Theatre company in the late 1850s.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : image 18 x 14 cm.
DescriptionIllustration from Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, Sept. 27, 1856. The dancers Ernestine and Annie Henrarde are shown in a pose from a Spanish-style duet, onstage at Brougham's Bowery Theatre in New York. Ernestine, who wears male costume, holds a tambourine over her head; Annie plays castanets. On the verso is a brief article titled "Brougham's dancers at the Bowery Theatre," containing some biographical information.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825122430NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759030Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cf910f80-88f9-0134-a145-00505686a51c
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