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Title
Josephine Butler collection of dance prints from Le bon genre
Additional title: Bon genre
Names
Dutailly, fl. 1810-1812 (Artist)
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 (Artist)
Pasquier, fl. 1804 (Artist)
Butler, Josephine (Collector)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810 - 1930 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
La walse; Le bon genre, 1810; depose à la Bibliot. Nat. ... et à Londres, chez H. Humphrey... / [James Gillray, artist] -- Mademoiselle Busc et Monsieur Corset. Le bon genre, no. 111 [ca. 1822; from the second edition] -- La dansomanie; Le bon genre, planche no. 12 [from the facsimile edition, 1930] / dessiné par Pasquier à Paris, en 1804 -- La poule; Le bon genre, planche no. 43 [from the facsimile edition, 1930] / par Dutailly -- La leçon de danse; Le bon genre, aquarelle non publiée [from the facsimile edition, 1930] / attribué à Pasquier.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Bon 1-5
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Josephine Butler.
Biographical/historical: The British Museum, which holds a copy of La walse with different coloration, identifies it as a copy of a French print.
Biographical/historical: Josephine DeNatale Butler, 1911-1996, was a dance educator, historian, and author. She began her career in fashion design, but in 1936 she and her husband Albert Butler founded the Albert Butler School of Dance, which she directed for fifty years. They also collaborated on the monumental Encyclopedia of social dancing, versions of which first appeared in the late 1960s. In 1970 she created an archive of social dancing, encompassing print materials, moving images, and other memorabilia, at the Dance Collection (today known as the Jerome Robbins Dance Division) of New York Public Library. These prints were among a collection of additional materials donated to the Library by her estate in 1996, selections from which appeared in the Library's exhibition Cotillion to cakewalk: social dance prints, presented from May 19-Sept. 13, 1997.
Physical Description
Engravings
Etchings
Extent: 1 print : etching, engraving, hand-colored ; 30 x 40 cm., plate mark 24 x 30 cm.
Extent: 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; line border 24 x 31 cm.
Extent: 3 prints : photolithograph?, color ; 22 x 29 cm. or smaller, on mount 32 x 44 cm.
Description
Images of 19th-century ballroom dancing, some verging on caricature. The originals were published singly between 1801 and 1822, and reissued as a collection under the title Observations sur les modes et les usages de Paris pour servir d'explication aux caricatures publiées sous le titre de Bon genre... (Paris, 1817; second edition, 1827). Three of the prints in this collection are leaves from a facsimile edition titled Trente-neuf aquarelles originales de Harriet, Pasquier, Garbizza, Dutailly, Garnerey et Lanté pour Le bon genre (Paris, 1930).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825113685
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758841
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 23e8efe0-ead2-0133-f3b2-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1810: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Josephine Butler collection of dance prints from Le bon genre" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1810 - 1930. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44562270-ead7-0133-441e-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Josephine Butler collection of dance prints from Le bon genre" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44562270-ead7-0133-441e-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1810 - 1930). Josephine Butler collection of dance prints from Le bon genre Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44562270-ead7-0133-441e-00505686a51c

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Josephine Butler collection of dance prints from Le bon genre