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The dancing lesson
Palmaroli y González, Vicente, 1834-1896 (Artist)
D. Appleton and Company (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890 - 1899 (Approximate)
Place: New York
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Pal V Dan 1
Ballerinas -- 19th century
Dance teachers
Statement of responsibility: from the painting by V. Palmaroli ; [original painting signed] V. Palmaroli.
Caption title.
Photogravure Goupil.
"By permission of Messrs. Boussod, Valadon & Co."
Biographical/historical: A reproduction of this painting was also published by Gebbie & Husson of Philadelphia under the title "The dancing school."
Biographical/historical: Vicente Palmaroli y González was a Spanish painter who specialized in historical subjects. He also treated a dance subject in his oil painting The ballerina, portraying a seated dancer in a white tutu.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photomechanical print : photogravure, b&w ; 31 x 41 cm., image 22 x 28 cm.
Reproduction of a painting. In an ornately decorated room, a ballet class for female dancers is interrupted by an illness or injury of one of the women, who presses one hand to her cheek as though in pain. An older woman, possibly her mother, and a fellow student bend solicitously towards her, while the male ballet master looks on from a distance. Two other men, in the background, may be patrons of dancers in the class.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825120582
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758972
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c35a170-89be-0134-4553-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1834: Creator Born
  • 1890: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1896: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dancing lesson" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The dancing lesson" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1890 - 1899). The dancing lesson Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The dancing lesson