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Habit d'Africain
Bérain, Jean, 1640-1711 (Artist)
Lepautre, Jacques, d. 1684 (Engraver)

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1684 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: le Pautre ex. sous les Charniers St. Innocent avec privil.
Issuance: single unit
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-17 Ber J 5
Costume design -- 17th century
Ballet -- 17th century
Ballet -- France -- 17th century
Content: Costume design for a man, full-length facing left; weight on his right leg, left foot extended to his left and slightly forward touching the ground, right arm on hip, left arm extended to side with open hand. Wearing an elaborately fringed and bejeweled costume, including a draped cape and plumed hat. A boat on a lake, mountains and clouds in background.
Cf. 3-MDG Weigert, R. A. Jean I. Bérain: L'oeuvre gravé. v. 2, p. 161, no. 200.
Statement of responsibility: On engraving: J. Berin delin., Jacq. le Pautre fecit.
Acquisition: Gift of Lincoln Kirstein.
Physical Description
Extent: 30 x 20 cm.
Hand colored.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12148538
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99052b50-8829-0130-6825-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1640: Creator Born
  • 1684: Issued
  • 1711: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Habit d'Africain" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1684. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0463d750-9b0e-0130-0f99-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Habit d'Africain" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0463d750-9b0e-0130-0f99-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1684). Habit d'Africain Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0463d750-9b0e-0130-0f99-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Habit d'Africain