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Prints depicting dance

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Specimens of waltzing
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878 (Etcher)
Humphrey, Hannah, fl. 1774-1817 (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1817-06-04
Place: London
Publisher: pub'd by H. Humphrey, 27 St. Jame's Street
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Cru G Spe 1
Dance -- Caricatures and cartoons
Social history -- 19th century
Content: Caricature, possibly depicting the interior of a dancing school. Four couples, composed of singularly unattractive men and women, practice the waltz. The men dance with their arms around the women's waist; the women perform the dance with their hands resting on their partners' shoulders.
Content: There are two paintings on the back wall. The painting at left depicts two itinerant musicians playing fiddles while a young boy begs for coins; the painting at right shows four dancing dogs.
Citation/reference: Reproduced in Dance magazine, April 1951, p. 17.
Physical Description
Extent: Etching, colored, image cropped to 22 x 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160113
Other local Identifier: NYPY847006459-F
Other local Identifier: oi_[psnypl_dan_1523]
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35f54080-7915-0130-72a3-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1792: Creator Born
  • 1817: Issued
  • 1878: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Specimens of waltzing" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1817-06-04. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/53e67e60-7de4-0130-4c83-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Specimens of waltzing" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 20, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/53e67e60-7de4-0130-4c83-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1817-06-04). Specimens of waltzing Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/53e67e60-7de4-0130-4c83-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Specimens of waltzing