NamesCoomans, J. (Joseph), 1816-1890 (Artist)Barrie, George (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1872 - 1881 (Questionable)
Table of ContentsThe dance / artist [facsimile signature?] Joseph [?] Coomans ; [signed and dated at lower right] Joseph Coomans, 1865 ; copyright 1881 by George Barrie -- Pompeian dance [labeled on the verso] / [signed and dated at lower left] Joseph Coomans, 1872 ; artist, P.O. Joseph Coomans ; collection of Judge George Hoadley, Cincinnati, O.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Coo J Dan 1-2
TopicsDance -- Rome
NotesStatement of responsibility: Joseph Coomans.Title devised by cataloger.Biographical/historical: The painter and illustrator Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans, born in 1816, began his study of art in his native Belgium. He traveled in Italy, Greece, Algeria, and Turkey, and lived in Naples from 1856-1860, where his exposure to ancient art led him to incorporate its elements into his artworks. Many of his paintings appear to be genre scenes in antique costumes and settings. In 1860 he settled in Paris, where he exhibited his paintings at the Salons. He died on Dec. 31, 1889 in Boulogne-on-Seine, France.
Physical DescriptionReproductive printsIntaglio printsExtent: 2 prints : gravure, b&w ; 29 x 34 cm., plate mark 22 x 27 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionReproductions of two paintings depicting re-imagined scenes of classical antiquity, featuring dancing figures. "The dance" is set in a columned atrium; a girl dances with a tambourine, surrounded by younger children. In "Pompeian dance," a woman manipulates a scarf as she dances; a reclining man accompanies her on a double flute, while a child plays the cymbals. A second woman watches, tambourine in hand.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825553072NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759803Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfaf8520-ead2-0133-c748-00505686a51c
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