La dansomanieAdditional title: Polka chantée
NamesBertrand, Joannès, active 19th century (Lithographer)Lhuillier, Edmond, 1803-1890 (Composer)Lhuillier, Edmond, 1803-1890 (Lyricist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1855 (Questionable)Place: ParisPublisher: au Menestrel, Heugel
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Ber Dan 1
TopicsBallroom dancing -- 19th centuryBalls (Parties) -- 19th century
GenresPrintsSheet music coversVocal scores
NotesStatement of responsibility: paroles et musique de Edmond Lhuillier ; [illustration signed on stone] Bertrand.Caption title.Numbering: Pl. no. : H. 1577. (2).At upper right: à Melle. Dejazet.Statement of responsibility: Lith. Bertauts.Date: Album 1855.Citation/reference: For full name of artist, see: Bibliothèque nationale (France). Dép. des estampes. Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, v. 2, page 321, no. 17.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 35 x 27 cm. + music score (3 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a crowded ballroom. Under a large chandelier, the guests are engaged in various activities. Many of them are reaching for food or wine. Only one couple, in the foreground, appears to be dancing, accompanied by a woman at left at an upright piano. At right, a young woman gazes up at an older woman, possibly her mother or chaperon, who leads forward a young man, perhaps to introduce him. The rather frenetic activity in this print suggests a satirical or at least tongue-in-cheek intent on the artist's part.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825075853Publisher-assigned music number: H. 1577. (2) : Menestrel, HeugelNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758252Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03139020-ead2-0133-f5bf-00505686a51c
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