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Pantins: Pierrot & Pierrette, Danseurs Chinois
Additional title: Pierrot & Pierrette
Additional title: Danseurs chinois
Schönberg, Bessie (Collector)
Imagerie Pellerin (Épinal, France) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Place: Epinal?, France
Publisher: Imagerie Pellerin
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Pant 1
Puppets -- France
Pierrot (Fictitious character)
Caption 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 Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving, color ; 31 x 40 cm.
Pieces 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 Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825554100
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759846
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5ff58180-89be-0134-af02-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pantins" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1899. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fdc8a30-8cc6-0134-2cf6-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Pantins" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fdc8a30-8cc6-0134-2cf6-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1800 - 1899). Pantins Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4fdc8a30-8cc6-0134-2cf6-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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