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Title
A B the charmers of the age
Names
Hogarth, William (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

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

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1782
Place: London
Publisher: published by Rd Livesay at Mrs Hogarth's, Leicester Fields, March 1
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-18 Hog W C 1
Topics
Campanini, Barberina, 1721-1799
Ballet -- England -- 18th century
Ballet -- 18th century
Dance -- Caricatures and cartoons
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: A theatrical setting, standing spectators at boths sides applauding. Barberina Campanini is leaping in the air, both legs thrown out to the sides. Desnoyer, wearing a tonnelet and plumed headpiece, is also jumping, his feet in first position.
Content: Dotted lines indicating the height of the jumps and a "scale of feet" permit the viewer to appreciate the relative merits of each dancer.
Reproduction: Reproduced in Dance Magazine, September 1950, p. 14.
Physical Description
Engraving
Extent: 20.2 x 27.3 cm.
Plate mark.
Description
An engraving after a satirical sketch by Hogarth, prompted by the leaps and elevation of La Barberina and Desnoyer when they danced in London, circa 1741.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160116
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2ca56980-882a-0130-9bfe-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1782: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A B the charmers of the age" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1782. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1ebdd440-9e2c-0130-fe67-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A B the charmers of the age" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1ebdd440-9e2c-0130-fe67-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1782). A B the charmers of the age Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1ebdd440-9e2c-0130-fe67-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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A B the charmers of the age