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Ballroom scenes
Additional title: Cornhill magazine
Clouet, François, -1572 (Artist)
Duclos, Antoine Jean, 1742-1795 (Engraver)
Saint-Aubin, Augustin, 1736-1807 (Artist)
Wittmann, Charles, 1876-1953 (Printer of plates)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
The ball; London, I.B. Brookes -- Vue de l'interieur du Musico nommé le Pyl dans le Pylsteeg à Amsterdam -- The great ball-room -- A county ball; Bird's-eye views of society, no. V; [with penciled notation] Cornhill magazine, 1861 [accompanied by two leaves of text] / Dalziel -- Bal du Ranelagh -- Un bal en 1828; no. 18; Lit. de Fonrouge; Paris, Fonrouge -- L'hiver, Winter -- The Duc de Joyeuse's ball; printed by Wittmann, Paris / [after the painting by François] Clouet -- The ball; printed by Wittmann, Paris / [after the painting by] Augustin de Saint-Aubin -- Le bal paré [detail; numbered 89 at upper right] / peint par Aug[ustin] de St. Aubin ; gravé par Duclos.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Bal 5-14
Ballroom dancing
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
reproductive prints
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: The ball Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Acquisition: L'hiver Gift; Lillian Moore.
Acquisition: Bal du Ranelagh Purchase, Joseph W. Lewitan Fund; C. Mas, 1992.
Acquisition: Le bal paré Purchase; Gilberte Cournand, 1968.
Biographical/historical: The print titled Bal du Ranelagh depicts a public ball at a dance hall called the Ranelagh, located near the Bois du Boulogne in Paris. It took its name from an Irish peer whose name was also given to a public pleasure garden in London. The name survives in the present-day Parc du Ranelagh, close to the former site of the dance hall.
Physical Description
Extent: 10 prints : lithograph, etching, engraving, aquatint, wood engraving, b&w or color ; 32 x 35 cm. or smaller.
Collection culled from a variety of sources. Some items have been trimmed of their captions and/or publication data, making identification difficult; some may be photomechanical reproductions. Most date from and depict events that took place in the nineteenth-century, although the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries are represented in reproductive prints respectively after François Clouet and Augustin de Saint-Aubin. The prints in this collection depict assemblies of men and women, not all of whom may be dancing, in ballrooms or other large chambers. Most of the images portray upper-class or at least affluent society.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825774334
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760341
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9cb4a600-b19d-0133-9040-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballroom scenes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1899.

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Ballroom scenes