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Title
Les papillons: [selections]
Names
Varin, Amédée, 1818-1883 (Artist)
Corbay, V. (Victor), 1815- (Engraver)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Var A Pap 1-3
Topics
Butterflies
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: The title page is signed A. Varin del., V. Corbay. The illustrations on the pages headed Le triomphe de cypris and Vertu médicale du boléro are signed Varin.
Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Leon Danielian, 1997.
Biographical/historical: Amédée Varin, sometimes called Pierre Amédée Varin, was a French draftsman, painter, and engraver. He appears to be best known today for his works of whimsy. In addition to Les papillons, he also published L'empire des légumes (ca. 1850), a social satire about a world of vegetable people.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 3 prints : wood engraving, steel engraving, color ; 27 x 17 cm. or smaller
Description
Three leaves from Les papillons, ou metamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air par Amédée Varin, texte par Eu[gène] Nus et An[tony] Meray, published in Paris by Gabriel de Gonet; originally issued in parts. This collection includes the title page, which is a hand-colored wood engraving drawn by Varin and engraved by Victor Corbay, and two leaves, respectively headed Le triomphe de cypris and Vertu médicale du boléro, both illustrated with hand-colored steel engravings by Varin. The title page depicts a winding procession of butterflies with folded wings and other insects, some of them anthropomorphized. Le triomphe de cypris and Vertu médicale du boléro respectively depict male and female human figures with butterfly wings and antennae. The female figure wears a costume similar to those worn by ballerinas of the period.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 824999880
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19756993
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 450d2be0-0105-0135-c7a0-41b3923f13e1
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1818: Creator Born
  • 1852: Issued
  • 1883: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les papillons" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b245c490-029e-0135-61ec-718e88422531

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les papillons" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b245c490-029e-0135-61ec-718e88422531

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1852). Les papillons Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b245c490-029e-0135-61ec-718e88422531

Wikipedia Citation

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Les papillons