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Les polonaises. Mazurkas

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Les polonaises. Mazurkas
Additional title: Mazurkas
Dacre, Henry, b. ca. 1820 (Artist)
Wolff, Edouard, 1816-1880 (Associated name)
P.S. Duval & Co (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1850 (Approximate)
Place: Philadelphia
Place: New York
Publisher: W. Dubois
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Dac H Pol 1
Sheet music covers
Statement of responsibility: composed by Ed. Wolff ; on stone by H. Dacre.
P.S. Duval, Lith. Phila.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: According to George Chaffee (see reference above), this is a "[v]ersion of a French music-title study by Janet Lange-- of [Carlotta] Grisi-[Lucien] Petipa or [Fanny] Cerrito-[Arthur] St. Leon, we forget which." Janet-Lange, 1815-1872, was a French illustrator whose works included depictions of dance and theatre productions.
Biographical/historical: The mazurka, which became popular as a ballroom dance in mid-nineteenth century Europe, had its roots in the Polish folk dance called the mazurek. Originally a lively dance in triple meter, the mazurka became popular in many countries and across many years, both as a dance and a musical form. This print may depict a version of the mazurka danced on the ballet stage. A notable example occurred in Joseph Mazilier's ballet Le diable à quatre (1845), whose main character, performed by Carlotta Grisi, was called Mazourka.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 32 x 26 cm.
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple in Polish folk costume in a landscape setting.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 821921266
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19740196
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29cc50c0-f80f-0132-87ac-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les polonaises. Mazurkas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1850. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/99fa98c0-f810-0132-22ee-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les polonaises. Mazurkas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/99fa98c0-f810-0132-22ee-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1850). Les polonaises. Mazurkas Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/99fa98c0-f810-0132-22ee-58d385a7bbd0

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Les polonaises. Mazurkas