Dansons la carmagnole, vive le son du canon
NamesJaime, Ernest, ca. 1800-1884 (Associated name)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Carm 1
TopicsLiberty trees -- FranceSansculottesFrance -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
NotesCaption title.At upper right: Pl. 182.Acquisition: Purchased with general book funds; C. Mas, January 1989.Biographical/historical: The carmagnole was a song and associated dance that became popular during the French Revolution. A symbol of revolutionary fervor, it was often performed at the planting of liberty trees.Biographical/historical: This print is said to have been published as part of Musée de la caricature, ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables, publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, a collection issued in eighty parts between 1834-1837, and published in two volumes in 1838. Its illustrations were copied and etched by Ernest Jaime.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsExtent: 1 print : etching, b&w ; 21 x 28 cm., line border 18 x 25 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of a group of men and women, whose costumes may represent various geographical regions, dancing around a liberty tree topped by a Phrygian cap with a cockade, a revolutionary symbol in France beginning in the 1790s. A man in the background of the group wears a similar cap, as does the man dancing alone at right, whose long trousers identify him as a member of the sans-culottes, the working-class supporters of the revolution. In the background is a castle with cannons protruding from its battlements; another cannon and a soldier appear at ground level. Charging cavalrymen, brandishing their sabers, are visible behind the dancers.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825550258NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759730Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f9150b0-ada1-0133-9d8b-00505686a51c
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