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Polichinelle et grotesques.
Villain, François Le (Lithographer)
Thomas, Antoine Jean-Baptiste, 1791-1834 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

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

Dates / Origin
Place: [Paris]
Date Issued: 1823
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFC Vil F Pol 1
Commedia dell'arte
Ballet -- Italy -- 18th century
Content: Plate 4 from the album Un an a Rome. A double lithograph after drawings by Antoine Jean Baptiste Thomas. Upper lithograph, Polichinelle et Grotesques, signed lower left: Thomas. lower lithograph, entitled Loges de Theatre, signed lower left: Thomas. At right: Lith. de Villain.
Content: Upper portion of print depicts a pair of acrobats at extreme left and right. A Pulcinella, arms upraised, watches a couple dancing at center. The woman is poised on left pointe. The man is finishing a sauté in arabesque.
Content: Lower portion of print (10.4 x 21.3 cm.) depicts a partial view of four boxes in a theater, ostensibly in Rome. The occupants three boxes gaze out into various parts of the theater. The of curtains of the fourth box are completely drawn.
Physical Description
Extent: Lithograph, line border: 9.2 x 28.9 cm.; entire sheet: 28 x 42.2 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY767019497-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12155629
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cb749310-c6f4-012f-97f2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1823: Place
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Polichinelle et grotesques." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1823. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-6fe2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Polichinelle et grotesques." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-6fe2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1823). Polichinelle et grotesques. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-6fe2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Polichinelle et grotesques.