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Title
Le quadrille du Prince Impérial
Additional title: Nouveau quadrille dansé à la suite du banquet offert à Mlle. Taglioni, par les artistes chorégraphiques de l'Opéra
Names
Linton, Henri (Engraver)
Morin, Edmond, 1824-1882 (Artist)
Lasalle, Albert de, 1833-1886 (Writer of accompanying material)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1858 (Inferred)
Place: Paris?
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Lin H Qua 1
Topics
Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884
Plunkett, Adeline, 1824-1910
Rosati, Carolina Galetti, 1826-1905
Cerrito, Fanny
Livry, Emma, 1842-1863
Mazilier, Joseph, 1797-1868
Beauchet, Magloire, d. 1875
Mérante, Louis, 1828-1887
Petipa, Lucien, 1815-1898
Quadrille (Dance)
Genres
Prints
Portraits
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Ed. Morin ; Henri Linton sc.
Title devised by cataloger.
Signed on matrix.
Content: Caption at bottom: Musée des tréatres [i.e., théatres]. L'Opéra. (1re série: La danse). Nouveau quadrille dansé à la suite du banquet offert à Mlle. Taglioni, par les artistes chorégraphiques de l'Opéra. (Dessin de Morin, gravure de Linton.)
Content: On the verso of this sheet is a report of the event, titled Musée des théatres, Le quadrille du Prince Impérial, signed by Albert Lasalle.
Citation/reference: For more information about this event, see: Guest, Ivor, The ballet of the Second Empire, 1858-1870, London, A. and C. Black, 1953.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: This print, possibly published in the Parisian journal Le monde Illustré, documents a special event, the performance of the quadrille du Prince Impérial, choreographed by Joseph Mazilier and performed by a group of leading dancers from the Paris Opéra at a banquet given in honor of the great ballerina Marie Taglioni at the restaurant Trois Frères Provencaux in Paris in Nov. 1858. Albert Lasalle's report on the verso of the print includes a detailed description of the figures of Mazilier's quadrille.
Biographical/historical: At the time of this event Marie Taglioni, then in retirement, had returned to Paris shortly after the Opéra debut of the young dancer Emma Livry, who was acclaimed as a second Taglioni. Contrary to expectation, the two became friends, and Taglioni choreographed her only ballet, Le Papillon (1860), for Livry. This promising collaboration, however, came to a tragic end in 1863, when Livry died of injuries received when her costume caught on fire.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, b&w ; 26 x 34 cm.
Description
Depiction of a moment in the quadrille, a ballroom dance for four couples, with a woman and a man bowing to each other. The other participants in the dance are grouped on either side of them, two women and a man at left, two men and a woman at right. The central image is surrounded by inset portrait heads of the evening's honoree, Marie Taglioni (at top center) and dancers (clockwise from top left) Adeline Plunkett, Carolina Rosati, Fanny Cerrito, Joseph Mazilier, Magloire Beauchet, Emma Livry, Louis Mérante, and Lucien Petipa.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825122406
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759028
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4534d0b0-88fa-0134-c517-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le quadrille du Prince Impérial" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1858. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/53a78750-8cbd-0134-ecbb-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le quadrille du Prince Impérial" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/53a78750-8cbd-0134-ecbb-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1858). Le quadrille du Prince Impérial Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/53a78750-8cbd-0134-ecbb-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Le quadrille du Prince Impérial