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La leçon de danse

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La leçon de danse

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810 - 1820 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Martinet Libraire
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Lec 1
Dancers -- France -- 19th century
Dance -- Study and teaching -- France -- 19th century
Dance teachers
Déposée à la Bibliotheque Nationale.
Acquisition: Purchase; Old Print Shop, 1967.
Biographical/historical: The printing and publishing house of Maison Martinet was founded in 1796 by Aaron Martinet, 1762-1841, who became well-known for publishing satirical prints. His shop on the Rue de Coq in Paris was famous for its window displays of the latest prints, which may have included this print.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : etching, engraving, hand-colored ; 26 x 42 cm., plate mark 23 x 30 cm.
Representation of a rather joyless dancing lesson. The woman at center stands in the position termed in ballet "à la seconde," her right arm curved over her head. The man at left, possibly the dancing master, appears to be exhorting or correcting her. In the background at right, an impossibly thin and attenuated woman stands on three-quarter pointe, facing away from the viewer. Also present are a man and three women, who watch the proceedings with varying degrees of interest.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 759599757
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19378347
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03b803f0-fcdb-0132-7e38-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1810: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La leçon de danse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1810 - 1820. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/41352250-fcdd-0132-1a69-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La leçon de danse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/41352250-fcdd-0132-1a69-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1810 - 1820). La leçon de danse Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/41352250-fcdd-0132-1a69-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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La leçon de danse