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La Rigolbochomanie
Additional title: selections
Vernier, Charles, 1831-1887 (Artist)
Maison Martinet (Paris, France) (Publisher)
Lithographie Destouches Paris (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850
Place: Paris
Publisher: Maison Martinet
Table of Contents
7. Une dame qu'on ne peut pas accuser d'être trop légèrement vêtue -- 18. Dans un magasin de modes. Madame est au bal, elle nous a recommandé de bien travailler pendant ce temps-là-- as-tu fini! -- 24. Plaisirs d'été. On a beau dire-- quand on s'est bien échiné a canoter depuis le matin-- , il n'y a rien de tel pour se délasser et se raffaîchir [i.e., rafraîchir?], que de danser la Flambarde pendant une heure ou deux.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ver C Rig 1-3
Caricatures and cartoons -- France -- 19th century
Cartoons (Commentary)
Statement of responsibility: Ch. Vernier.
Content: Series caption title.
Content: Signed on stone.
Numbering: Each plate is numbered at upper right.
Biographical/historical: Charles Vernier's La Rigolbochomanie was a collection of satirical cartoons that took its title from the Parisian furor over the cancan dancer Mademoiselle Rigolboche, who was perhaps better known for her scandalous antics than for the refinement of her dancing. The prints in the collection were uncolored; these are hand-colored versions.
Biographical/historical: Charles Vernier, a French printmaker and painter, was famed for his caricatures and cartoons, many of which appeared in the satirical journal Le Charivari, an illustrated newspaper published in Paris from 1833 to 1937.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ;35 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Humorous commentaries on life in Paris, some involving dance in various contexts.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825122172
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758985
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a53e410-0105-0135-4298-37c212849c58
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1831: Creator Born
  • 1850: Issued
  • 1887: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La Rigolbochomanie" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La Rigolbochomanie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1850). La Rigolbochomanie Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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La Rigolbochomanie