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Danske Billeder [selections]
Jacobsen, Alfred, b. 1853 (Publisher)
Moore, Lillian (Donor)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1886
Place: Kjöbenhavn
Publisher: Alfred Jacobsen's Verlag
Table of Contents
Nr. 80. Proscenium [of the Gamle Scene, Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen] -- Nr. D81. [At left] Vilh[elm] Priors Kgl. Hofboghandel, København. [Toy theatre] -- Nr. 242. Ved Indgangen til Tivoli. [With penciled notation Anna 1910].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Jac A Dan 1-3
Kongelige Teater (Denmark)
Toy theaters -- Denmark
Tivoli (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Title derived from caption.
The print captioned "Proscenium" is in landscape orientation. The images in the other prints use both landscape and portrait orientation.
Acquisition: Tivoli Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Alfred Jacobsen, born in Copenhagen in 1853, was a lithographer and publisher. His series Danske Billeder, which may be translated as Danish pictures or Danish images, began to appear in 1886, and continued to be published for many years.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 prints : lithograph, color ; 43 x 43 cm. or smaller.
Prints of two toy theatres, one of them identifiable as the Gamle Scene (Old Stage) of the Kongelige Teater (Royal Theatre) of Copenhagen by the motto on the proscenium, "Ei blot til lyst" ("Not just for pleasure"). The other toy theatre includes curtains, chairs, and a scene of putti unveiling a backdrop of a classical landscape. The third print depicts the entrance to Tivoli, the renowned entertainment center in Copenhagen, with figures of soldiers and attendees, both adults and children.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825561771
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759935
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f4683c60-88f9-0134-6ba3-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1886: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Wikipedia Citation

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Danske Billeder [selections]