Images of social dancing in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicalsAdditional title: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaperAdditional title: Illustrated London newsAdditional title: Harper's weeklyAdditional title: Illustrazione italianaAdditional title: Pictorial times
NamesAnelay, Henry, 1817-1883 (Artist)Barnard, F (Artist)Davis, Theodore R (Artist)Jackson, M (Engraver)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1843 - 1899 (Questionable)
Table of Contents1840s: Masqued ball at the Opera, Paris; Illustrated London News,  / H. Anelay ; Smith & Linton sc. -- The carnival at Paris; The procession of the carnival, Paris; The galop; [two untitled images, half-length figures of dancing couples]; Bal masque at the grand Opera, Paris [5 prints on 2 sheets]; Pictorial Times, [1844?] -- Her Majesty's costume ball; The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance in the picture gallery; [sheet includes related text]; Illustrated London News, June 14, 1845.1850s: The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance; Illustrated London News, Jan. 10, 1857 / M. Jackson sc. -- Sketches in San Antonio, the fandango; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Jan. 15, 1859 / from a sketch by our own correspondent -- Sketches in San Antonio, the fandango [on full sheet]; Main plaza, San Antonio, Texas; Mission of Concepcion, New Mexico [3 prints on 1 sheet; includes related text]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Jan. 15,  / [all three inscribed] from a sketch by our own correspondent -- Scenes at the third Metropolitan Hotel hop, New York: the third hop of the season at the Metropolitan Hotel, N.Y., the ball room; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Feb. 26, 1859, p. 198 -- Scenes at the third Metropolitan Hotel hop, New York: Going up the grand stairway, The ladies' dressing-room, Entering the Metropolitan Hotel, The supper room, Costumes of some of the belles at the Metropolitan hop, February 16 [5 prints on 1 sheet; related text on the verso]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Feb. 26, 1859, p. 199 -- Smith O'Brien, Esq.; Fancy characters at the masquerade ball of the Lieder-Kranz Society [2 prints on 1 sheet; related text on sheet]; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1859 -- Christmas in the baronial hall in the olden time; Illustrated London News, Dec. 24, 1859 / by [?] J. Gilbert ; [initialed on matrix] JG ; W.L. Thomas, sc.1860s: The naval academy ball at Annapolis, Maryland, January 8, 1869; Harper's Weekly, Jan. 30, 1869 / sketched by Theo. R. Davis.1870s: Ball at the New York Academy of Music in honor of the Grand Duke Alexis; Harper's Weekly, Dec. 16, 1871 -- May I have the pleasure? [related poem, partly trimmed off, on the verso]; [unidentified periodical, 1879] / drawn by F. Barnard ; [initialed on matrix] FB ; Swain sc.1880s: Wednesday evening, We had a dance, the Rev. Charles seemed the favoured one, the captain looked daggers; Illustrated London News Christmas number, .1890s: Il valzer; L'Illustrazione italiana, [Feb. 20, 1898] / quadro di V. Gilbert.Undated: In her great joy, she wished that she might die then and there with his arms around her; [unidentified periodical].
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Soc 1-17
TopicsBallroom dancing -- 19th centuryCarnival -- France -- ParisMasquerades -- 19th centuryDance -- Texas -- San Antonio
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Acquisition: Masqued ball at the Opera, The "Sir Roger de Coverley" dance Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 29 prints (17 sheets) : wood engraving, chiefly b&w ;41 x 41 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionIllustrations of social dancing from nineteenth-century periodicals, including the Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly, and L'Illustrazione italiana. Two examples come from unidentified periodicals. Some sheets contain more than one print, including non-dance subjects. Most of the prints in this collection depict dancing at upper-class social events, but there are also images of more plebeian masked balls, dances at carnival season, and an informal social dance in San Antonio, Texas. The collection is arranged in chronological order; dates given in brackets are handwritten or conjectural rather than printed on the item.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825770415NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760333Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2ee2310-0104-0135-0757-19cc5dee15ee
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