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Scene at a dance
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888 (Artist)
Sarony & Major (Printer of plates)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1850 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Dar F Sce 1
Ballroom dancing -- 18th century
Statement of responsibility: Darley invent. et sculpt.
Title devised by cataloger.
Numbering: At upper right: No. 4.
Statement of responsibility: At lower right: Printed by Sarony & Major.
Acquisition: Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: The American artist Felix Octavius Carr Darley, also known as F.O.C. Darley, was a prolific illustrator of nineteenth-century books, among them works by James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph?, b&w ; 25 x 31 cm.
Possibly a book illustration. Outline drawing of a rather rowdy group of men and women, dressed in eighteenth-century attire, engaged in dancing and other activities. Seated on a chair somehow elevated above the crowd, a fiddler provides musical accompaniment. It is difficult to discern whether the setting (possibly a tavern or inn) is an interior or exterior; roof beams and a stairway co-exist with the protruding branches of trees.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825552050
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759771
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4254d140-ead3-0133-61d7-00505686a51c
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

  • 1822: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1888: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scene at a dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1850. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86bf9280-ed36-0133-937a-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Scene at a dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86bf9280-ed36-0133-937a-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1850). Scene at a dance Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86bf9280-ed36-0133-937a-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Scene at a dance