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Ballroom scenes
Wolf, Franz, fl. 1820-1840 (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Approximate)
Place: Wien?
Publisher: Wolf und Weissenbach
Table of Contents
Erste 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Wol F Bal 1-2
Masquerades -- Austria
Ballroom dancing -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th century
Austria -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Content: 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 Description
Extent: 2 prints : lithograph, black and white ; 35 x 47 cm. or smaller.
Scenes 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 Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825552988
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759793
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6f572540-0105-0135-7b59-01f38fb55b41
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Creator Born
  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1840: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballroom scenes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1839.

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Ballroom scenes