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Title
Clowns and jesters in nineteenth-century prints
Additional title: Premières illustrées
Names
Kramer, Peter, 1823-1907 (Artist)
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co (Publisher)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1813 - 1889 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Fools, or jesters; [numbered at bottom] 1272; London, Colnaghi & Co., 1813 / C.H.S. delt. ; edited by L.A. Atkinson ; aquatinted by Hill -- [Flexmore, English pantomime clown; penciled notation on the verso] -- The motley polka [sheet music cover illustration], composed for the piano & most cordially inscribed to Wm. F. Wallet, Esq., the celebrated English jester, by J. Ehrlich; Philadelphia, A. Fiot; New York, W. Dubois, 1850 / P. Kramer delt. ; Lith. of P.S. Duval -- Barlet; Premières illustrées / M. Cheonier [or C. Mheonier?] del. & sculp. ; Imp. Dorval -- Les foires de Paris / J Anne Modave [?] sc.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Clow 1-5
Topics
Flexmore, Dicky, 1825-1860
Wallett, W. F. (William Frederick)
Clowns -- 19th century
Fools and jesters -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: [Flexmore], Barlet Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: Richard Flexmore, also known as Dicky Flexmore, was a popular British clown and pantomime artist. His skill as a dancer allowed him to parody some of the leading ballet dancers of the day, among them Jules Perrot, Carlotta Grisi, and Fanny Cerrito. His compatriot William Frederick Wallet or Wallett died in 1892 after a career as comic performer, equestrian, and the last court jester to Queen Victoria.
Physical Description
Etchings
Wood engravings
Lithographs
Extent: 5 prints : color or b&w ; 36 x 27 cm. or smaller
Description
Representation of clowns and jesters, both real and imaginary, in nineteenth-century prints culled from various sources. All of the subjects in this collection are male; most are costumed in a manner that immediately identifies their profession.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825562674
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759926
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac5fc890-ead2-0133-8dcd-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1813: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1823: Creator Born
  • 1907: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Clowns and jesters in nineteenth-century prints" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1813 - 1889. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7ce91750-eadd-0133-dcf9-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Clowns and jesters in nineteenth-century prints" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7ce91750-eadd-0133-dcf9-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1813 - 1889). Clowns and jesters in nineteenth-century prints Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7ce91750-eadd-0133-dcf9-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Clowns and jesters in nineteenth-century prints