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On Princess Emelia

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On Princess Emelia
Greene, Maurice, 1696-1755 (Composer)
Amelia, Princess, daughter of George II, King of Great Britain, 1710-1786 (Associated name)
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996 (Former owner)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1730 - 1799 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Anon Pri 1
Dance -- England -- 18th century
Flute and continuo music
Scores and parts
Statement of responsibility: [music] set by Dr. Greene.
Numbered at upper right: 65.
Numbered at lower right: No. XVII.
Inscribed: To the Right Hon. the Earl Rivers, these four plates are humbly inscribed.
Acquisition: Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: The musical setting is by Maurice Greene, an English organist and composer of secular as well as religious music. The Emelia of the title, whose name is spelled Amelia in the body of the song, may be Princess Amelia, 1711-1786, the second daughter of George II of Great Britain.
Biographical/historical: Although this illustration does not include the artist's name or signature, it may have been engraved by George Bickham, 1706?-1771, for the song collection The musical entertainer, the first edition of which appeared in 1737.
Physical Description
Extent: 37 x 25 cm.
Illustrated sheet music for a song beginning: Ye nymphs of Bath prepare the lay. Includes music for accompanied voice and flute. The illustration depicts a scene at a fête champêtre: a woman dances in a garden, partly encircled by male and female companions, some of whom appear to be gazing elsewhere. Her soft, relatively narrow skirt, feathered headdress, and the V shape of her bodice subtly suggest oriental influences. A tiered fountain plays to her left; the trees behind her companions enclose the space to the left and in the background.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 771303669
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19477878
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d9d53a0-f036-0132-fb7d-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

  • 1696: Creator Born
  • 1730: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1755: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "On Princess Emelia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1730 - 1799. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/461d4ad0-f03e-0132-2072-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "On Princess Emelia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/461d4ad0-f03e-0132-2072-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1730 - 1799). On Princess Emelia Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/461d4ad0-f03e-0132-2072-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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On Princess Emelia