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Hinter den Coulissen: Quadrille nach beliebten Motiven für das Piano-forte
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (Composer)
Strauss, Josef, 1827-1870 (Composer)
Grube, A. (August), approximately 1813-1890 (Printer)
Haslinger, Carl, 1816-1868 (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859 (Inferred)
Place: Wien
Publisher: Carl Haslinger qm. Tobias
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Hin 1
Ballet dancers -- 19th century
Piano music
Sheet music covers
Statement of responsibility: zusammengestellt von Johann und Josef Strauss.
Caption title.
Numbering: Pl. no. : C. H. 12,254.
Statement of responsibility: K.K. Hof-Lith. u. Steindr. v. A. Grube, Wien.
Biographical/historical: The portrayal of the interactions between young and beautiful women and wealthy older men is scarcely new to art, but in the nineteenth century it found new expression in depicting the women as ballet dancers and the men as their so-called patrons, thus adding the glamour of the theatrical world and a veneer of artistic patronage to the interchange. These scenes might be set in the foyer de danse or green-room of a theatre, or in the ballet studio, or behind the scenes at a performance, as in this print.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 32 x 26 cm. + music score (6 p.)
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a moment behind the scenes at a theater. Concealed from the audience by the scenery, three men in evening dress mingle with five young female ballet dancers in knee-length costumes. A fourth man in a top hat leans against a flat at left.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825074370
Publisher's music plate number: C. H. 12,254 : Carl Haslinger qm. Tobias
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758228
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 14b5f400-b0d1-0133-a78e-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1825: Creator Born
  • 1859: Issued
  • 1899: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hinter den Coulissen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Hinter den Coulissen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2021.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Hinter den Coulissen