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The cachucha: sung by Madame Vestris
Additional title: Come, o come! Castanets are gaily sounding
Nelson, S. (Sydney), 1800-1862 (Arranger)
Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856 (Associated name)
Lehman & Duval Lithrs. (Printer of plates)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Approximate)
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Fiot, Meignen & Co.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Cac 1
Cachucha (Dance)
Statement of responsibility: arranged by S. Nelson.
Caption title.
Lith. of Endicott.
Statement of responsibility: Printed by Lehman & Duval.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Madame Vestris, whose full name was Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi Vestris, was an English-born actress and singer who owed her illustrious last name to her brief marriage to the dancer and ballet master Armand Vestris.
Biographical/historical: The cachucha, a Spanish dance in triple time, became the rage in Paris and London with Fanny Elssler's performance in Le diable boiteux. As a musical form, it has echoes in the song "Dance a cachucha" from W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's operetta The gondoliers (1889).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. + music score (3 p.)
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a man and a woman in Spanish costume, dancing in an outdoor setting. Both play castanets. The woman's dress, with its deep flounces of dark-colored lace, is similar to the costume worn by ballerina Fanny Elssler in her signature dance, the cachucha from Jean Coralli's ballet Le diable boiteux (1836).
Type of Resource
Still image
Notated music
RLIN/OCLC: 825075517
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758245
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6dd7df80-ada1-0133-3bea-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Creator Born
  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1862: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The cachucha" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1839.

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The cachucha