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Title
Joseph Clark the posture master
Additional title: Donald Saddler collection
Names
Taylor, W. John, fl. 1790-1810 (Engraver)
Laroon, Marcellus, 1653-1702 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1790 - 1799 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Tay W Cla 1
Topics
Entertainers -- England -- 17th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: M. Lauron ad vivum del. ; W.J. Taylor sculp.
Acquisition: Gift; Donald Saddler, 2011.
Biographical/historical: This print appears to be a copy, in reverse, of an image by Marcellus Laroon (whose original name was Lauron), published in The cryes of the city of London drawn after the life, published by Pierce Tempest in 1688. The British Museum holds a copy of the 1688 print, which is titled "Josephus Clericus, posture masterius," and identifies the subject as a contortionist.
Biographical/historical: The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York, holds W.J. Taylor's print of Philipps the merry Andrew (cataloged under the title Portrait of Philipps and dated 1792), which is also after M. Lauron, and is similar in style and format to this print. Taylor, a British printmaker, also made illustrations for John Bunyan's The pilgrim's progress and various plays by William Shakespeare.
Biographical/historical: The artist Marcel or Marcellus Lauron came from The Hague to England, where his last name was anglicized as Laroon. Also known as "Old Laroon" to distinguish him from his son, who had the same name, he is said to have specialized in low-life genre scenes.
Content: Forms part of the Donald Saddler collection. Graphics.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : stipple engraving, black and white ;16 x 9 cm., line border 14 x 8 cm.
Description
Portrayal of a man in profile facing left. He has a large stomach and appears to be humpbacked; his feet are turned in and his tongue protrudes as though to emphasize his effort.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825070087
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758177
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cdbf82c0-0104-0135-65a0-17d142f32e85
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

  • 1790: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1790: Creator Born
  • 1810: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Joseph Clark the posture master" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1790 - 1799. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77a9eea0-01eb-0135-3c3d-097556a59f20

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Joseph Clark the posture master" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77a9eea0-01eb-0135-3c3d-097556a59f20

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1790 - 1799). Joseph Clark the posture master Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77a9eea0-01eb-0135-3c3d-097556a59f20

Wikipedia Citation

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Joseph Clark the posture master