Fanny Elssler dancing the cachucha
NamesBarre, Jean Auguste, 1811-1896 (Associated name)Geiger, Andreas, 1765-1856 (Engraver)Lassalle, Louis (Lithographer)Caboche, J (Printer of plates)Thierry frères (Firm) (Printer of plates)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1837 - 1849
Table of ContentsFanny Elssler d'après le Platre de Barre, 1837; Le monde dramatique / Imp. chez J. Caboche & Cie. -- Fanny Elssler in der Cachucha; Costume Bild zur Theaterzeitung, No. 48; Wien, Bureau der Theaterzeitung / And[reas] Geiger sc. -- La cachucha, dansé par Melle Fanny Elssler, arrangé par Mr. A[lphonse] Thys; Paris, Launer / [signed on stone] Louis Lassalle; Lith. de Thierry Frères.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Els 6-8
TopicsElssler, Fanny, 1810-1884Cachucha (Choreographic work : Elssler)Diable boiteux (Choreographic work : Coralli)
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesTitle devised by cataloger.Biographical/historical: The image from Le monde dramatique, depicting the statuette by Barre, was also published by the French satirical journal Le Charivari. Andreas Geiger, the engraver of the print published by the Theaterzeitung, also depicted the actor Wenzel Scholz in a parody version of Elssler's cachucha.
Physical DescriptionLithographsEngravingsExtent: 2 prints : lithograph, b&w ; 34 x 26 cm. or smaller.Extent: 1 print : engraving, hand-colored ; 28 x 23 cm.Extent: 1 p. music score [incomplete]
DescriptionThree representations of the ballerina Fanny Elssler dancing her signature solo, the cachucha from Jean Coralli's ballet Le diable boiteux (1836). Each print depicts her in the same pose: holding castanets in both hands, she turns her head towards her raised right arm; her right foot is slightly advanced. The print from Le monde dramatique depicts the statuette by Jean Auguste Barre, with the name "Fanny Elssler" inscribed on its pedestal. The other two prints, one from a series of costume prints and the other a sheet music cover illustration (with the first page of a music score on the verso), portray the dancer as she might have appeared onstage, with floral tributes strewn at her feet.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825554035NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759837Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a84c8d0-ed3c-0133-b615-00505686a51c
Rights StatementThe 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