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The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing

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Title
The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 - 1799 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Tar 7
Topics
Tarantella
Tarantulas
Musicians
Genres
Prints
Notes
Biographical/historical: This print illustrates the belief that the dire effects of the bite of the tarantula, called tarantism, could be counteracted by frenzied dancing. The Italian dance called the tarantella became identified with such curative dancing, a link that has been ascribed to the similarity of the words.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 1 print : etching, engraving, b&w ; 31 x 25 cm., line border 20 x 12 cm.
Description
A magnified image of the wolf spider or tarantula is depicted at top, while the scene below depicts two women dancing to the music of two male fiddlers, observed by a seated woman. The rustic setting includes a cottage with clothes drying on a line, and sheep grazing in a pasture.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 792750656
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19608412
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85ac9fa0-07cc-0133-9d7c-58d385a7b928
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

  • 1700: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1700 - 1799. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84a55850-07cd-0133-5bce-58d385a7b928

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84a55850-07cd-0133-5bce-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1700 - 1799). The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84a55850-07cd-0133-5bce-58d385a7b928

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The tarantula, with the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by music and dancing