NamesWolf, Franz, fl. 1820-1840 (Lithographer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Approximate)Place: Wien?Publisher: Wolf und Weissenbach
Table of ContentsErste Maskirte Akademie in den k.k. Redouten Sälen, den 11. Janner 1835 = Prémière académie masquée, dans les salons J. & R de la redoute le 11 Janvier 1835 / F. Wolf lith. ; gedr. bei Leykum & C. -- Elisium in Wien, in den unterirdischen Localitäten des Seitzerhofes / F. Wolf del. et lyth. ; ged. im lith. Inst. in Wien.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Wol F Bal 1-2
TopicsMasquerades -- AustriaBallroom dancing -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th centuryAustria -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
NotesContent: Title devised by cataloger.Language: One print is captioned in German and French.Content: Journal pitoresque.Statement of responsibility: Eigenthum des Herausgeber Wolf und Weissenbach.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.Biographical/historical: The German lithographer Franz Wolf, who was active in Vienna ca. 1820-1840, may be the artist listed in Thieme-Becker, who was born and died in Vienna, 1795-1859. He is said to have studied at the Viennese Academy from 1811, and worked in Vienna as a painter of portraits and landscapes.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 2 prints : lithograph, black and white ; 35 x 47 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionScenes of fashionable gatherings. In the print titled Erste Maskirte Akademie or Prémière académie masquée, the guests in the foreground wear fanciful costumes, and many are masked. The center of the room is occupied by tables, possibly for card playing or gambling. A group of three women and two men in a curtained-off section of the gallery at right may be royal or aristocratic personages. Although this scene ostensibly takes place at a fancy-dress ball, and musicians are present on the gallery, no one appears to be dancing. Elisium in Wien is titled after its location, the Elysium, an underground entertainment center in the Seitzerhof, a Viennese inn. In the elaborately decorated chamber, the guests converse, ogle one another, or sedately dance as musicians play on a gallery.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825552988NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759793Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6f572540-0105-0135-7b59-01f38fb55b41
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