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Regina Monti
Houbraken, Jacobus, 1698-1780 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1763 - 1764 (Inferred)
Issuance: single unit
Table of Contents
Pictura, die, in 't choor der eedte Zanggodinnen ... / I. Xavery pinx., J[acobus] Houbraken sculps. 1763 -- Jufr. Nieri, geboren Monti, eerste Dansscheresse op de Amsterdamsche Schouwburg 1764.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFB Mon R P 1-2
Monti, Regina
Biographical/historical: Regina Monti, who may also have used the last name Nieri, is listed as a prima ballerina on Italian opera libretti from ca. 1771-1780. According to Marian Hannah Winter's The Pre-Romantic ballet (1975), she came from a "largish" dancing family surnamed Monti. From the evidence of these prints, she spent some time in the 1760s dancing in Amsterdam.
Biographical/historical: Jacobus Houbraken was a Dutch engraver and etcher who specialized in portraits.
Funding: Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 prints : 36 x 26 cm. or smaller.
Two portraits of the dancer Regina Monti. The three-quarter-length portrait engraved by Jacobus Houbraken depicts her at a window, facing front with her body turned towards the left. At bottom is an eight-line poem in Dutch, initialed G.B., which mentions not only the dancer's name, Monti, but that of the artist Xavery. A half-length portrait appears to reverse the same image, so that her body is turned to the right.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19589337
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 67f148a0-18c5-0131-9969-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1698: Creator Born
  • 1763: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1780: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Regina Monti" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1763 - 1764.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Regina Monti" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 18, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1763 - 1764). Regina Monti Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Regina Monti