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Pas grec
Desmaisons, Emilien, 1812-1880 (Lithographer)
Guérard, Eugène Charles François, 1821-1866 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFB Pas 1
Ballet dancers -- France -- 19th century
Leroux, Pauline, 1809-1891
Laprairie, Mlle
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: This print is a reversal of the image of Mlle. Laprairie in the pas grec, lithographed by E. Desmaisons after Guérard, and published as no. 2 in Les Annales de l'Opéra; ou Recueil des premières danseuses, in Paris in 1844. There are differences in the drawing of the dancer's face, the foliage on either side, and the structure on the hill, which appears to be a ruined Greek temple in the Laprairie print. A note in an unknown hand on the verso of this print states that it probably represents the dancer Pauline Leroux rather than Mlle. Laprairie.
Physical Description
Extent: 31 x 25 cm.
Portrayal of a female ballet dancer in ethnic costume, performing a dance with castanets or finger cymbals in an outdoor setting, with a view of a house on a distant hill. She is poised in arabesque on pointe, her body facing left, although she turns her head to face front.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19591388
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 362fc470-18c6-0131-78e5-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1812: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1880: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pas grec" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1849. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9ebaf140-d70e-0132-cfb9-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pas grec" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9ebaf140-d70e-0132-cfb9-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1849). Pas grec Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9ebaf140-d70e-0132-cfb9-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Pas grec