Pantins: Pierrot & Pierrette, Danseurs ChinoisAdditional title: Pierrot & PierretteAdditional title: Danseurs chinois
NamesSchönberg, Bessie (Collector)Imagerie Pellerin (Épinal, France) (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)Place: Epinal?, FrancePublisher: Imagerie Pellerin
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Pant 1
TopicsPuppets -- FrancePierrot (Fictitious character)Pantins
NotesCaption title.Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Bessie Schönberg.Biographical/historical: The term "image d'Epinal" signifies a cheap colored woodcut or wood engraving, named after Epinal, the French provincial town that was their center of production in the nineteenth-century. Although these prints had a long history and portrayed both secular and religious subject matter, in the second half of the nineteenth century the Pellerin family of Epinal gained special recognition for their images designed for children.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 1 print : wood engraving, color ; 31 x 40 cm.
DescriptionPieces for four two-dimensional jointed paper puppets, intended to be cut out and assembled. The top two puppets are the commedia dell'arte characters Pierrot and Pierrette. On the bottom are a Chinese man and woman, both garbed in western versions of Asian costume. Both hold their hands with forefingers pointed upward in a gesture that has become a convention in European ballet depictions of Chinese dancing.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825554100NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759846Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5ff58180-89be-0134-af02-00505686a51c
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