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Title
Esmeralda images on 19th-century music covers
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1859 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
La Esmeralda valse, par Bosisio [published in London as part of the series Musical bouquet] -- La bohémienne de Paris. Grande valse brillante pour le piano composée par Camille Schubert; Mayence, chez les fils de B. Schott -- Original Esmeralda as taught by M. St. Ody; Buffalo, J. Sage & Sons, 1856.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-19 Esm 1-3
Topics
Esmeralda (Fictitious character)
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Esmeralda (Choreographic work : Perrot)
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Notes
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Esmeralda, a beautiful and good-hearted gypsy girl, was created by Victor Hugo as the charismatic central figure of his 1831 novel Notre-Dame de Paris, also called The hunchback of Notre Dame. She attracts the love or lust of several of the male characters, among them the hunchback Quasimodo, the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, the poet Pierre Gringoire, and the soldier Phoebus de Chateaupers. In 1836 Hugo wrote the libretto for Louise Bertin's opera La Esmeralda, presented at the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, but it was not a success. Jules Perrot's ballet adaptation, also titled La Esmeralda, was staged at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in 1844. It gave the story a happy ending, and perhaps not coincidentally enjoyed much greater longevity.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Chromolithographs
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; image 15 x12 cm.
Extent: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 31 x 23 cm.
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving?, b&w ; 34 x 25 cm.
Description
Music covers depicting the image of the gypsy girl Esmeralda dancing with her pet goat Djali. Although her costume varies, she strikes a similar pose in each image, with her right leg crossed over her left as she holds her tambourine high. Djali dances on its hind legs to her right, responsive to her movement.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19376906
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 43fbf490-882a-0130-6b87-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Esmeralda images on 19th-century music covers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1859. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/576959e0-bb3c-0130-141b-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Esmeralda images on 19th-century music covers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/576959e0-bb3c-0130-141b-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1830 - 1859). Esmeralda images on 19th-century music covers Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/576959e0-bb3c-0130-141b-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Esmeralda images on 19th-century music covers