Tarantella in prints
NamesAdcock, G. (George), 1803-1850 or 51 (Engraver)Sain, Edouard Alexandre, 1830-1910 (Artist)Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsLa tarantella [female dancer] -- Tarantella napoletana [title handwritten in pencil] / Fernimi [?] dipinse; Gal. Canadelli -- Tarantella [title handwritten in ink] -- Napoli. Ballo della tarantella / Lit. Gatti e Dura -- The tarantella; London, J. Hogarth, 1845? / [painted by] T[homas] Unwins, R.A.; [engraved by] G. Adcock -- Tarentella [sic], Salon de 1890 / [signed] Edouard Sain; E. Sain -- [Copy of Sain's painting, without captions].
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Tar 1-7
NotesFunding: The tarantella (Adcock after Uwins) purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: La tarantella, Tarantella napoletana Gift; Cia Fornaroli.Acquisition: The tarantella (Adcock after Uwins) Purchase; Norman Crider, Feb. 1970.Biographical/historical: The tarantella is an Italian folk dance and musical form said to be named after the region of Taranto and/or after the insect called the tarantula or wolf spider, the effects of whose venomous bite were supposedly counteracted by frenzied dancing.
Physical DescriptionLithographsAquatintsEngravingsExtent: 2 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ;24 x 31 cm. or smallerExtent: 1 print : lithograph, black and white ;14 x 16 cm., on mount 23 x 29 cmExtent: 3 prints : aquatint, black and white or one color ;19 x 22 cm. or smallerExtent: 1 print : engraving, black and white ; 36 x 26 cm
DescriptionDepictions of the tarantella in prints culled from various sources, chiefly dating from the nineteenth century. Most of the prints show dancing couples, often playing castanets or the tambourine, and often in an outdoor setting.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825550324NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759735Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ca3c1140-0104-0135-f678-177b843f77d2
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