Ronzani's Grand Ballet Troupe: from the theatre La Scala in Milan, the Royal Theatre in Turin, Her Majesty's Theatre London, Academy of Music Philadelphia
NamesSmith, B. F., Jr (Lithographer)
Prints depicting dance
Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1857 (Inferred)Place: New YorkPublisher: printed in tints, by F. Michelin, 169 Broadway, N.Y.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFI-19 Smi B Ron 1
TopicsRonzani Ballet TroupeFaust (Choreographic work : Perrot)Pas des déesses (Choreographic work : Perrot)Ballet -- United States -- 19th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: Lith. by B. F. Smith, Jr. N.Y.The print, probably used as a poster, may represent the enchanted palace in act II of Perrot's Faust, the ballet chosen for the United States debut of the Ronzani Company, Sept. 16, 1857.The costumes and positions of the three principals at center are identical with those in Smyth's wood engraving of Cerrito, Grahn, and Saint-Léon in Perrot's Pas des déesses, published in The Illustrated London News, August 1, 1846 (*MGZFA Pas 1).Cf. *MGTI New York Public Library. Dance Collection. Images of the dance, 1965, p. 74-75. Reproduction and commentary.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: Lithograph, black on tinted ground, image: 48 x 65 cm.
DescriptionUpper border curved, suggesting a proscenium arch; parted stage curtains at left and right. Décor represents the interior of a palace, with a garden in background. Three rows of female dancers in stylized poses at left and right, between which two ballerinas and a male dancer execute a leap.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY737075792-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12149428Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35f8be40-ac0c-0133-f2ae-00505686a51c
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