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Title
Commedia dell'arte figures
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 - 1799 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: chez Basset
Table of Contents
Top row, left to right: Pantalon, Polichinelle, Arlequin, Pierrot -- Second row from top, left to right: Scaramouche, Arlequine, Arlequin, Mr. Mardy [sic] Gras -- Third row from top, left to right: Polichinelle la set pousant, Le galant jardinier, Pierrot, Arlequin -- Fourth row from top, left to right: Pierrot et Arlequin, Mr. Mardy [sic] Gras, Le docteur en cristere, L'aimable jardiniere.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFC Com 1
Topics
Commedia dell'arte
Harlequin (Fictitious character)
Pierrot (Fictitious character)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Biographical/historical: The Parisian publishing house of Basset was headed by André Basset (fl. 1749-1785), who was succeeded by his son Paul André Basset (fl. 1785-1819).
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 38 x 26 cm., plate mark 34 x 24 cm.
Description
Sheet containing sixteen compartments, in four rows, depicting commedia dell'arte characters, some of whom are portrayed more than once. The rectangular shape and small size (approximately 8 x 5 cm.) of the compartments suggest playing cards.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 782070544
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19589341
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ba19140-f02f-0132-73f5-58d385a7b928
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

  • 1700: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Commedia dell'arte figures" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1700 - 1799. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2dc97890-f032-0132-60a7-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Commedia dell'arte figures" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2dc97890-f032-0132-60a7-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1700 - 1799). Commedia dell'arte figures Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2dc97890-f032-0132-60a7-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Commedia dell'arte figures