NamesHoubraken, Jacobus, 1698-1780 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1763 - 1764 (Inferred)Issuance: single unit
Table of ContentsPictura, die, in 't choor der eedte Zanggodinnen ... / I. Xavery pinx., J[acobus] Houbraken sculps. 1763 -- Jufr. Nieri, geboren Monti, eerste Dansscheresse op de Amsterdamsche Schouwburg 1764.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFB Mon R P 1-2
NotesBiographical/historical: Regina Monti, who may also have used the last name Nieri, is listed as a prima ballerina on Italian opera libretti from ca. 1771-1780. According to Marian Hannah Winter's The Pre-Romantic ballet (1975), she came from a "largish" dancing family surnamed Monti. From the evidence of these prints, she spent some time in the 1760s dancing in Amsterdam.Biographical/historical: Jacobus Houbraken was a Dutch engraver and etcher who specialized in portraits.Funding: Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Physical DescriptionEngravingsExtent: 2 prints : 36 x 26 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionTwo portraits of the dancer Regina Monti. The three-quarter-length portrait engraved by Jacobus Houbraken depicts her at a window, facing front with her body turned towards the left. At bottom is an eight-line poem in Dutch, initialed G.B., which mentions not only the dancer's name, Monti, but that of the artist Xavery. A half-length portrait appears to reverse the same image, so that her body is turned to the right.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19589337Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 67f148a0-18c5-0131-9969-58d385a7bbd0
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