La leçon de danseAdditional title: Irina Baronova collection
NamesMartinet, Aaron, 1762-1841 (Printer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1810 - 1819 (Questionable)Place: ParisPublisher: Martinet Libraire
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Lec 1
TopicsDancers -- France -- 19th centuryDance -- Study and teaching -- France -- 19th century
NotesCaption title.Déposée à la Bibliotheque Nationale.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; Victoria Tennant, 2011.Biographical/historical: In another version of this print, issued by the same publisher, the dancing child is replaced by a male spectator. As of this writing, it is not known which image was the original, nor when the change was made.Biographical/historical: The printing and publishing house of Maison Martinet was founded in 1796 by Aaron Martinet, 1762-1841, who became well-known for publishing satirical prints. His shop on the Rue de Coq in Paris was famous for its window displays of the latest prints, which may have included this print.Forms part of: Irina Baronova collection. Graphics.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 print : etching, engraving, color ; 27 x 33 cm., plate mark 24 x 30 cm.
DescriptionRepresentation of a rather joyless dancing lesson. The woman at center stands in the position termed in ballet "à la seconde," her right arm curved over her head. The man at left, possibly the dancing master, appears to be exhorting or correcting her. In the background at right, an impossibly thin and attenuated woman stands on three-quarter pointe, facing away from the viewer. Also present are two female spectators, one of whom holds a dancing child by the hand.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825066786NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758165Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3bc82d80-b0d1-0133-08d5-00505686a51c
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