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Donald Saddler collection of dance prints
Additional title: Donald Saddler collection
Alophe, 1812-1883 (Artist)
Baker, Joseph E., ca. 1837-1914 (Artist)
Brown, E., Jr (Artist)
Coomans, J. (Joseph), 1816-1890 (Artist)
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878 (Artist)
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904 (Artist)
Hewitt, William Keesey, 1817-1893 (Artist)
Lami, Eugène Louis, 1800-1890 (Artist)
Staines, Robert, 1805-1849 (Engraver)
Stephanoff, James, 1788?-1874 (Artist)
Stewart, Julius LeBlanc, 1855-1919 (Artist)
Teichel, Franz, b. 1816 (Artist)
Vernier, Charles, 1831-1887 (Artist)
Saddler, Donald (Collector)
Aubert (Firm) (Lithographer)
Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.) (Lithographer)
Goupil & Cie (Printer of plates)
M. & N. Hanhart Chromo Lith. (Lithographer)
Sarony & Co (Lithographer)
Sarony & Major (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1835 - 1889 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Sad 1-25
Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884
Elssler, Thérèse, 1808-1878
Grisi, Carlotta, 1819-1899
Leroux, Pauline, 1809-1891
Morlacchi, Giuseppina, 1836-1886
Perrot, Jules, 1810-1892
Rousset, Adelaide
Rousset, Augustine
Rousset, Caroline
Rousset, Clementine
Giselle (Choreographic work)
Gypsy (Choreographic work : Mazilier)
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- Caricatures and cartoons
Dancers -- France -- 19th century
Minuet (Dance)
Polka (Dance)
Sheet music covers
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Content: One print is on a mount 46 x 39 cm.
Content: Fairy land schottisch, Favorite dances of the Rousset family, La gitana, and El zapateado include music scores.
Acquisition: Gift; Donald Saddler, 2011.
Biographical/historical: Over the course of a long and distinguished career, Donald Saddler, b. 1918, has been a dancer, choreographer, director, and producer, with credits in ballet, opera, musical theatre, drama, film, and television.
Content: Forms part of the Donald Saddler collection. Graphics.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 prints : etching, black and white ;28 x 44 cm., plate mark 13 x 17 cm.
Extent: 3 prints :engraving, black and white ;42 x 29 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 2 prints : wood engraving, black and white ;40 x 40 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 8 prints : lithograph, black and whtie ;35 x 35 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 4 prints : lithograph, color ; 35 x 35 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 4 photomechanical prints : photogravure, black and white ;30 x 44 cm. or smaller.
Images chiefly of western theatrical and social dancing, as depicted on mass-produced prints from the collection of Donald Saddler. Though these prints are not unique, they contribute to an understanding of his interests and artistic tastes. The collection has been arranged in five groups: George Cruikshank's The dancing lesson series; sheet music covers; wood engravings from illustrated periodicals; photogravure reproductions of paintings; and miscellaneous prints, subdivided into the categories social dancing, theatrical dancing, and comic art. -- George Cruikshank's The dancing lesson, published in London by Thomas McLean in 1835 (4 sheets, uncolored): The dancing lesson, pt. 1, The 1st position / etchd. by G. Cruik[shan]k -- The dancing lesson, pt. 2. The minuet / G. Cruikshank fect. -- The dancing lesson, pt. 3. L'ete / G. Cruikshank fect. -- The dancing lesson, pt. 4. The sailors hornpipe / G. Cruikshank fect. -- Sheet music covers (8 items): Admired songs from the opera of Giselle, or the night dancers by Edward J. Loder; New York, Atwill / [signed on stone] E. Browne Jr. 1847; Sarony & Major's Lith. -- Fairy land schottisch by Van der Weyde; New York, Horace Waters, 1854 [includes score] / Lith. of Sarony & Co. -- Favorite dances of the Rousset family [standing, left to right, Augustine, Adelaide, and Caroline; kneeling at center, Clementine; inset portraits at corners], arranged for the piano by John C. Scherpf; New York, Vanderbeek, 1852 [includes score] / Lith. of Endicott & Co. -- La gitana (the new cachoucha) danced by Madlle. Fanny Ellsler [sic] in the grand ballet La gitana ... arranged for the piano forte by C.W. Clover; New York, Firth & Hall [includes score] -- Jim Crow! the celebrated nigger song, sung by Mr. Rice ... London, T.E. Purday -- Morlacchi's ballet troupe [depiction of Giuseppina Morlacchi]; Boston, G.D. Russell, 1868 / [signed on stone] J.E. Baker del. -- The opera polka, as danced by Mlle. Carlotta Grisi & M. Perrot, the music by Signor Pugni; London, Jullien / [lithography by] M & N Hanhart -- El zapateado, celebrated Spanish dance, as danced by Mdes. Fanny and Theodore [i.e., Thérèse] Elssler, arranged by Henri Rosellen; Philadelphia, Geo. W. Hewitt [includes score] / W.K. Hewitt del. -- Wood engravings from illustrated periodicals (2 sheets): Calico ball, scene in the grand saloon of the Academy of Music, eleven o'clock, ladies changing their calico dresses for ball costume; Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, Feb. 13, 1858 -- Courtship behind the scenes [includes a man costumed as Harlequin]; Harper's weekly, Christmas supplement, Dec. 28, 1878 / [initialed on matrix] C.S. -- Photogravure reproductions of paintings (4 sheets): Dance of the almeh, from the original painting in the collection of Mr. John Hoey, New York; George Barrie, publisher, 1889 / J.L. Gerôme pinx.; gravure Goupil & Co. -- The hunt ball [1885]; New York, D. Appleton / Julius L. Stewart; photogravure, Goupil & Co. -- [The hunt ball; second copy, publisher not identified] / Julius L. Stewart; photogravure, Goupil & Co. -- Pompeian dance, from the original painting in the collection of Judge George Hoadley, Cincinnati, O.; Philadelphia, [George] Barrie, 1888 / [signed on original] Joseph Coomans; P[ierre] O[livier] Joseph Coomans, pinx.; gravure Goupil & Co. -- Miscellaneous, social dancing (2 sheets): France XVIIIe siecle; France XVIIIth century; Frankreich XVIIItes Jahrt. [four images, including a dancing couple and violinist at top left; source and publication date unknown] / Guth del.; Imp. Firmin Didot et Cie., Paris -- The waltz [leaf from an unidentified book] / painted by J[ames?] Stephanoff; engraved by S.S. Smith. -- Miscellaneous, theatrical dancing (3 sheets): The green-room of the Opera; Foyer des acteurs a l'Opéra; Gardrobe-Zimmer des Opernhauses; London, Fisher & Co.; Paris, H. Mandeville / Eugene Lami [painter]; R. Staines [engraver] -- Pauline Leroux [portrait]; Galerie de la presse, de la littérature & des beaux arts; Aubert, Gal[erie] Vero-Dodat / [signed on stone] M. Alophe; Imp. d'Aubert & Cie. -- [Une chambree de rats; depiction of a ballet class, with a dancer and her patron in the foreground] / [painted by Franz Teichel; lithographed by Bettannier Frères]. -- Miscellaneous, comic art (2 sheets): [Scene in a ballroom, with caption:] Der alte Herr: Es ist ein wahres Glück, dass die Steifröcke erfunden wurden, so kann doch kein Verehrer meiner Frau Etwas in's Ohr sagen; Wien, Jos. Stoufs / [signed on stone] Vinobloch [?] -- La polka; La polkamanie [series], 1; Chez Aubert & Cie. / [signed on stone] Ch[arles] Vernier; Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825113744
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758843
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 39906730-0108-0135-19f1-05321c397389
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Item timeline of events

  • 1812: Creator Born
  • 1835: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1883: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Donald Saddler collection of dance prints