Joseph Clark the posture masterAdditional title: Donald Saddler collection
NamesTaylor, W. John, fl. 1790-1810 (Engraver)Laroon, Marcellus, 1653-1702 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1790 - 1799 (Approximate)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Tay W Cla 1
TopicsEntertainers -- England -- 17th century
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionEngravingsExtent: 1 print : stipple engraving, black and white ;16 x 9 cm., line border 14 x 8 cm.
DescriptionPortrayal 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 ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825070087NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758177Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cdbf82c0-0104-0135-65a0-17d142f32e85
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