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La dansomanie
Additional title: Polka chantée
Bertrand, Joannès, active 19th century (Lithographer)
Lhuillier, Edmond, 1803-1890 (Composer)
Lhuillier, Edmond, 1803-1890 (Lyricist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1855 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: au Menestrel, Heugel
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ber Dan 1
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Balls (Parties) -- 19th century
Sheet music covers
Vocal scores
Statement of responsibility: paroles et musique de Edmond Lhuillier ; [illustration signed on stone] Bertrand.
Caption title.
Numbering: Pl. no. : H. 1577. (2).
At upper right: à Melle. Dejazet.
Statement of responsibility: Lith. Bertauts.
Date: Album 1855.
Citation/reference: For full name of artist, see: Bibliothèque nationale (France). Dép. des estampes. Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, v. 2, page 321, no. 17.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 35 x 27 cm. + music score (3 p.)
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a crowded ballroom. Under a large chandelier, the guests are engaged in various activities. Many of them are reaching for food or wine. Only one couple, in the foreground, appears to be dancing, accompanied by a woman at left at an upright piano. At right, a young woman gazes up at an older woman, possibly her mother or chaperon, who leads forward a young man, perhaps to introduce him. The rather frenetic activity in this print suggests a satirical or at least tongue-in-cheek intent on the artist's part.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825075853
Publisher-assigned music number: H. 1577. (2) : Menestrel, Heugel
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758252
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03139020-ead2-0133-f5bf-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La dansomanie" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1855.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La dansomanie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2020.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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La dansomanie