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Dancers in prints
Chéret, Jules, 1836-1932 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1600 - 1999 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Panurg und Nasemäck [?] verständigen sich durch Zeichen. Nach einem alten franzosischen Stich. Weisterbuch des Humors -- [Ballroom? scene including men in minimal clothing, possibly representing savages] -- XVIIe siècle [male dancer with castanets] -- [Male performer; with penciled notation "Monsieur Jeliot in Arueris, 1741"; penciled on the verso "Jelliote-- Bruxelles 1797"] / [monogram at lower right] CA -- [Male dancer in rustic costume; with penciled notation Mr. Mallen [?]] -- Vue du Temple de Venus [caption pasted on the verso] -- [Romantic era ballerina in a landscape; caption trimmed off] / M. & N. Hanhart Impr. -- [Romantic era ballerina in Greek? costume with swirling scarf; penciled on the verso "Star of the ballet," possibly referring to a series of 19th-century ballet prints] -- [Masked female dancer?] -- [Ballerina dancing with castanets onstage; four other women at right] -- [Three female dancers with putti in a landscape] -- Opera extravagance [Romantic era ballerina viewed from a box in a theatre; two well-dressed women and a man in foreground] -- Danseuse de l'Opéra [2 copies] -- Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum neuen Jahre [ballerina with calendar markings on skirt] -- [Romantic era ballerina in backbend; wearing wings and swirling a pink scarf; with penciled notations "Carlotta Grisi? as La Sylphide" and "Taglioni as Sylphide"] -- 140. Vin Mariani. Affiche de J. Chéret. Planche XXXI.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Dan 13-29
Ballet dancers
Title devised by cataloger.
Content: Collection includes two copies of a postcard-sized image of a female dancer, captioned Danseuse de l'Opéra.
Acquisition: Six prints Gift; Lillian Moore.
Acquisition: Two prints Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Acquisition: Danseuse de l'Opéra (one copy) Purchase; Norman Crider, 1970.
Physical Description
Extent: 17 prints : engraving, etching, lithograph, color or b&w ; 29 x 34 cm. or smaller.
Collection culled from various sources, depicting dancers of various periods, ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, though some images may have been made at a later time. Most lack captions or other identifying text; some may be reproductions. Ten items, or more than half of this collection, depict female dancers from the period called the Romantic ballet (1830s to 1850s), when women dominated the ballet stage.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 826901251
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19765042
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d1c6dc0-ead3-0133-b115-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1600: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1836: Creator Born
  • 1932: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Dancers in prints