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Bal masqué à l'Opéra
Allen, James Baylis, 1803-1876 (Engraver)
Lami, Eugène Louis, 1800-1890 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1842
Place: Paris
Publisher: Aubert & Com[pag]nie
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Alle J Bal 1
Opéra de Paris
Masquerades -- France -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- France -- 19th century
Statement of responsibility: Eugene Lami ; J.B. Allen.
Caption title.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Norman Crider, 1970.
Biographical/historical: The French painter and lithographer Eugène Lami frequently made illustrations of nineteenth-century Parisian life and society. He is probably best remembered in the dance world, however, as the costume designer for Filippo Taglioni's groundbreaking ballet La sylphide (1832), in which Marie Taglioni, in the title role, wore the long white bell-shaped tutu that became the uniform of the Romantic ballet.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : etching, engraving, b&w ; 17 x 26 cm.
Scene of a masked ball attended by an enormous crowd, whose collective actions are tumultous rather than elegant.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825552772
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759770
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 215675f0-ada1-0133-c677-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1803: Creator Born
  • 1842: Issued
  • 1876: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bal masqué à l'Opéra" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1842. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67bc4ce0-ada2-0133-6e65-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bal masqué à l'Opéra" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67bc4ce0-ada2-0133-6e65-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1842). Bal masqué à l'Opéra Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/67bc4ce0-ada2-0133-6e65-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Bal masqué à l'Opéra