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Marie Taglioni
Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860 (Artist)
Thomas, W. L (Engraver)
Bourgarel (Artist)
Thierry frères (Firm) (Printer of plates)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1846 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Mademoiselle Taglioni, as "La bayadere" / [engraved by] W.L. Thomas -- Mdlle. Marie Taglioni [in movement] -- Ode to Taglioni: on the last night of her appearance in London, previously to her departure for St. Petersburg, to fulfil an engagement for three years [folded sheet; includes poem by Robert More on four pages]; Bentley's Miscellany, Sept. 1841 -- Taglioni [facsimile signature; accompanying article on the verso]; Illustrated London News, July 5, 1845 -- The Taglioni testimonial [accompanied by article]; [unidentified periodical], Sept. 19, 1846 -- Marie Taglioni [facsimile signature], La sylphide; 2me Vol: 37 / dessiné par Bourgarel ; Gzell lith. ; Lith. de Thierry frères.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Tag 1-6
Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884 -- Portraits
Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Bayadère (Choreographic work : Deshayes)
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Taglioni, Illustrated London News, July 5, 1845; Taglioni testimonial Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Marie Taglioni is often said to have ushered in the Romantic era of ballet with her portrayal of the ethereal Sylphide in her father Filippo's ballet La sylphide (1832). Her dancing made weightlessness and ineffable grace the hallmarks of the ballerina, and created a fad for supernatural female creatures in ballet.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 5 prints : wood engraving ; 38 x 26 cm. or smaller
Extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 31 x 22 cm
Collection of prints culled from various sources, depicting the nineteenth-century ballerina Marie Taglioni. It includes two depictions of the dancer in action, one of them a wood engraving after A.E. Chalon's portrayal of Taglioni in the role of Zoloé in Andre Deshayes' ballet La bayadère (London, 1831). Also included are a caricature, various tributes, and a portrait. The caricature accompanies an "Ode to Taglioni" and depicts the ballerina flanked by two female dancers drawn as umbrellas, possibly a reference to the rain mentioned in the ode. A full-page illustration from the Illustrated London News surrounds a portrayal of Taglioni as the Sylphide with smaller figures of other dancers, putti, lyres and other musical instruments, and a trio of Grecian ladies, probably the Graces. The Taglioni testimonial depicts a statuette of the huntress goddess Diana and the sleeping Endymion, presented to the ballerina by her admirers.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825555868
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759844
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c23ac590-0104-0135-d55f-5ba0bd9495d9
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1780: Creator Born
  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1860: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Marie Taglioni" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1846.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Marie Taglioni" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2022.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Marie Taglioni