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Child dancers in prints
Additional title: Nous autres
Additional title: Godey's Lady's Book
Bayard, Émile Antoine, 1837-1891 (Artist)
Pease, Joseph Ives, 1809-1883 (Artist)
Warner, William, approximately 1813-1848 (Attributed name)
Girardin, Jules, 1832-1888 (Associated name)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
The parlor sylph; [penciled date 1843] / mezzotinted for Godey's Lady's Book by W. Warner -- Jacques executait sur la table la danse de l'ours; [penciled notation] Nous autres, by J. Girardin, Paris, Hachette, 1888 / [signed on matrix] Emile Bayard ; Bertrand sc. -- [Dancing children in rustic costume] -- Juvenile fancy dress party [penciled on verso Godey's Lady's Book for 1850] / engraved expressly for Godey's Lady's Book by J. I. Pease.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Chi 1-4
Sylphide (Choreographic work) -- Influence
Child dancers -- 19th century
Title devised by cataloger.
Biographical/historical: Godey's Lady's Book was published by Louis Godey in Philadelphia beginning in 1830. Lavishly illustrated, it was famous for its hand-colored fashion plates.
Biographical/historical: Nous autres, by Jules Girardin with illustrations by Emile Bayard, appeared in several editions. This print comes from the fifth edition, dated 1888.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 prints : engraving, wood engraving, mezzotint, lithograph?, b&w or color ; 26 x 26 cm. or smaller.
Collection culled from various sources, chiefly dating from the nineteenth century. Three prints depict children in the act of dancing. The fourth, titled "Juvenile fancy dress party," includes a little girl dressed as a sylphide, a supernatural creature popularized by Filippo Taglioni's ballet La sylphide (1832) and its imitators, in a white dress, wings, and wreath of flowers. "The parlor sylph" probably also owes its title to the balletic sylphide.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825563818
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759942
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a3c2f880-ead2-0133-66c0-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1837: Creator Born
  • 1891: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Child dancers in prints" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Child dancers in prints" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2020.

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Child dancers in prints