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Title
The queen of the swords
Names
Orchardson, William Quiller, Sir, 1832-1910 (Artist)
Goupil & Cie (Printer of plates)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1877 (Questionable)
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Barrie
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Orc W Que 1
Topics
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Pirate
Ballroom dancing -- Scotland -- 18th century
Reproductive prints
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: W.Q. Orchardson pinx. ; gravure Goupil & Cie.
Caption title.
Date: Signed and dated at lower right: W.Q. Orchardson, 77.
At lower left: L'Exposition Universelle de 1875. [Note: The original painting was made in 1877.]
Biographical/historical: This print reproduces Sir William Quiller Orchardson's oil painting of the same title, which was inspired by Sir Walter Scott's novel The pirate (1821). Although the novel was set in seventeenth-century Zetland (Shetland), an archipelago in Scotland, Orchardson updated the scene to the 1760s. The central woman in the painting is Scott's character Minna Troll, who falls in love with Captain Cleveland, the eponymous pirate. Orchardson, who was born in Edinburgh, created this painting in 1877 after his move to London, and it brought him great acclaim.
Physical Description
Intaglio prints
Extent: 1 print : gravure, b&w ; 26 x 42 cm., plate mark 20 x 27 cm.
Description
Depiction of a dance with swords, performed by men and women in eighteenth-century attire. The men, in two rows, form an arch under which the women pass. A cellist and a violinist play in the background from an elevated position.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825553087
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759804
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e7decea0-88fa-0134-f1d1-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1832: Creator Born
  • 1877: Issued
  • 1910: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The queen of the swords" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1877. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c806200-8cc5-0134-f960-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The queen of the swords" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c806200-8cc5-0134-f960-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1877). The queen of the swords Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c806200-8cc5-0134-f960-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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The queen of the swords