NamesLossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 (Engraver)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsFanny Elssler [half-length portrait] -- Fanny Elssler [depicted in costume, with castanets]; Illustrated London News, Feb. 24, 1843 -- M'lle Fanny Elssler, 'Tis but a dream! [half-length portrait in profile] / B.J. Lossing sc. -- Fanny Ellsler [sic] in her dishabille: fine feathers make fine birds [cartoon and article] -- Travestissements; No. 7 B, 1842 [the figure numbered 6, at right, depicts the costume for La cracovienne].
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Els 1-5
TopicsElssler, Fanny, 1810-1884 -- PortraitsElssler, Fanny, 1810-1884 -- Caricatures and cartoonsGypsy (Choreographic work : Mazilier)
GenresPrintsPortraitsCaricatures and cartoonsClippings
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Biographical/historical: The Austrian-born Fanny Elssler, a leading ballerina of the Romantic period, excelled in the national dances that lent local color to many ballets in the Romantic repertory. The fire and sensuality she brought to her performances were considered a foil to the otherworldly ethereality of Marie Taglioni, who represented another facet of the Romantics' longing for otherness.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsEngravingsExtent: 4 prints : wood engraving, b&w ; 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.Extent: 1 print : engraving, hand-colored ; 20 x 17 cm.The wood engravings titled M'lle Fanny Elssler and Fanny Ellsler in her dishabille are stamped: Isaac John Greenwood collection.
DescriptionCollection of prints culled from various sources, depicting the nineteenth-century ballerina Fanny Elssler. It includes portraits, an action drawing, a satirical cartoon purporting to show Elssler without her wig, and a costume print that includes Elssler's costume for her solo La cracovienne, danced in Joseph Mazilier's ballet La Gipsy (1839).
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825554071NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759843Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 321dab00-ed3c-0133-1a91-00505686a51c
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