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Title
Waltzing in courtship
Names
Williams, Charles, fl. 1797-1830 (Attributed name)
Holland, William, fl. 1782-1817 (Publisher)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1815
Place: London
Publisher: William Holland
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Wil C Wal 1
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- Caricatures and cartoons
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Caricatures
Notes
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Golden Legend, 2010.
Biographical/historical: The British Museum, which holds a copy of this print, identifies the man as Lord Kirkcudbright; he has also been identified as a caricature of Lord George. The woman is supposedly based on an actual pig-faced woman of gentle birth, said to be a resident of Manchester Square or Grosvenor Square in London.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 24 x 19 cm., on mount 30 x 24 cm.
Description
Caricature of a short deformed man dancing with a woman taller than himself, whose graceful body is topped by the head of a pig. Both are fashionably dressed, the woman with plumes in her hat that make her taller still.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825067724
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758172
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 64dfb1d0-0105-0135-0e93-6bc077db8590
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

  • 1797: Creator Born
  • 1815: Issued
  • 1830: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Waltzing in courtship" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1815. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54d05ce0-029f-0135-99ff-0c7cfd91b3c4

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Waltzing in courtship" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54d05ce0-029f-0135-99ff-0c7cfd91b3c4

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1815). Waltzing in courtship Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/54d05ce0-029f-0135-99ff-0c7cfd91b3c4

Wikipedia Citation

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Waltzing in courtship