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Dance lithographs
Brandard, John, 1812-1863 (Lithographer)
M. & N. Hanhart Chromo Lith. (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1859 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Sheet music covers (6 items): The Bohemian polka, composed & respectfully dedicated to Viscount Bury, by Herrman Koenig; London, Jullien / J. Brandard, del. et lith.; M & N Hanhart, Chromolith. -- The Isabelle polka, by Charles d'Albert; London, Chappell / [signed on stone] J. Brandard -- Jullien's American polka; Jullien's celebrated polkas, no. 12; [publication data trimmed off] / [signed on stone] J. Brandard -- Jullien's celebrated polkas, no. 2, the royal polka, as performed at Buckingham Palace by the band of the Coldstream Guards, and danced at the French plays by Mdlle. Forgeot, & Mdlle. Albert; composed by Jullien; [no publication data] / [signed on stone] J. Brandard; M & N Hanhart, Litho -- Le petit bal a la cour, quadrille facile pour le piano forte, par G. Redler; London, Leoni Lee & Coxhead / [signed on stone] J. Brandard; M & N Hanhart, Lith. Printers -- The real Chinese quadrilles from Original Chinese melodies, presented to the author by the Honble. E. Elphinstone, arranged by L. Devereaux; London, Leoni Lee / [signed on stone] J. Brandard. Posters or large-format music covers (1 item): Jullien's celebrated polkas [includes portrait of Jullien at center, and ten inset images of (clockwise from top left) The original polka, The Queen & P[rince] Albert polka, The royal polka, Les camelias polka, The imperial polka, The opera polka, The drawing room polka, Polkachucha, The Douro polka, Les roses polka; [printed below images] "The attitudes by Monsr. Coulon"; London, J. Mitchell, 1844 / J. Brandard, del. et lith.; M & N Hanhart Chromo Lith. Printers. Others (4 items): Miss Louisa Vinning [full-length figure, costumed and in an action pose] / J. Brandard; M & N Hanhart Imp. -- [Sylphide; three-quarter-length figure of a female dancer; unsigned; same image as the sheet music cover for Sylphide quadrilles composed by Henry Farmer, which identifies the artist as Brandard] -- [Female dancer in folk costume; full-length figure] / [signed on stone] J. Brandard -- [Female dancer in a landscape] / [signed on stone] J. Brandard; M & N Hanhart, Lith. Printers.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Bra J Dan 1-11
Jullien, Louis Antoine, 1812-1860
Vinning, Louisa
Dancers -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Child dancers -- 19th century
Polka (Dance)
Sheet music covers
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Statement of responsibility: Many of the prints are signed on stone: J. Brandard.
Acquisition: [Sylphide] Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: John Brandard, a British lithographer, engraver, and illustrator, was particularly known for his sheet music cover illustrations. He depicted many of the leading ballerinas of the Romantic era, among them Fanny Cerrito, Fanny Elssler, Lucile Grahn, Carlotta Grisi, and Marie Taglioni.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 prints : chromolithograph, color ; 56 x 43 cm. or smaller
Extent: 3 prints : lithograph, black and white ; 36 x 26 cm. or smaller
Images of theatrical, ballroom, and folk dancers. The collection has been arranged in three groups: sheet music covers, posters or large-format music covers, others.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825770390
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760331
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bf211000-0107-0135-4cff-77e7e3a1906a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1812: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1863: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Dance lithographs