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The Bayadères

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The Bayadères: Amany, Saundirounn, Tillé, Ramgoun & Veydoun dancing the malapou, accompanied by the bard Ramalingan and musicians Saravanini & Devenayagon

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The Bayadères
Hamerton, Robert Jacob (Lithographer)
Messrs. Fores (Firm) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1838 (Questionable)
Place: London
Publisher: Messrs Fores
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFH Ham R Bay 1
Dance -- India
Ownership: Gift of Lillian Moore.
Statement of responsibility: Drawn from life by H. Johnston, Esq're; lith'd by R. Hamerton.
Biographical/historical: This print documents a specific series of performances in London by this eight-member troupe from India.
Physical Description
Extent: Lithograph, black on tinted ground, image: 26 x 37 cm.
Four bare-footed temple dancers in performance, torsos bent to side, arms curved above head; a fifth woman sits on ground, lower right. Three men at left: a drummer, storyteller striking a pair of hand cymbals, and a flute or recorder player.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161435
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857024219-F
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d027f3c0-c6f4-012f-bb55-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1838: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bayadères" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1838. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/88869866-2e63-cd9f-e040-e00a18062370

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bayadères" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/88869866-2e63-cd9f-e040-e00a18062370

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1838). The Bayadères Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/88869866-2e63-cd9f-e040-e00a18062370

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The Bayadères