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[L'incomparable Ravel]

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Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1827 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Inc R 1
Ravel, Gabriel, 1810-1882
Rope dancing
Acquisition: lot #75.
Acquisition: Purchase at auction; Mme. Gilberte Cournand; 1998/02/26;
Biographical/historical: The Ravel family was a Parisian troupe who performed acrobatics, tumbling, rope dancing, and Charles Mazurier's pantomime ballets. They also toured extensively in America from the 1830s to the 1860s. Gabriel Ravel, likely the male dancer depicted in the print, was the leader of the troupe and a celebrated rope dancer.
Publications: Similar image published in The theatre of marvels by Marian Hannah Winter (New York: Benjamin Blom Inc., 1962), plate 3, and Great ballet prints of the Romantic era by Parmenia Migel (New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1981), plate 95.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, hand col. ; 17 x 24 cm.
Image depicts three equilibrists dancing upon two "cordes" each balanced on a single leg: a boy and girl side-by-side, accompanied by a man playing a stringed instrument. The boy wears a white costume with red and gold adornment and red boots. The girl wears a pink, wide-collared dress and a feather plumed hat. The guitar player, who looks over his shoulder toward the viewer, wears a blue and gold costume and a white hat with an upturned brim.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 226373543
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16837022
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 24e2f3c0-fcd7-0132-0b00-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1827: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[L'incomparable Ravel]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1827. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2396b730-fcd9-0132-4955-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[L'incomparable Ravel]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2396b730-fcd9-0132-4955-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1827). [L'incomparable Ravel] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/2396b730-fcd9-0132-4955-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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[L'incomparable Ravel]