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Tarantella in prints
Adcock, G. (George), 1803-1850 or 51 (Engraver)
Sain, Edouard Alexandre, 1830-1910 (Artist)
Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1800 - 1899 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
La tarantella [female dancer] -- Tarantella napoletana [title handwritten in pencil] / Fernimi [?] dipinse; Gal. Canadelli -- Tarantella [title handwritten in ink] -- Napoli. Ballo della tarantella / Lit. Gatti e Dura -- The tarantella; London, J. Hogarth, 1845? / [painted by] T[homas] Unwins, R.A.; [engraved by] G. Adcock -- Tarentella [sic], Salon de 1890 / [signed] Edouard Sain; E. Sain -- [Copy of Sain's painting, without captions].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Tar 1-7
Funding: The tarantella (Adcock after Uwins) purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: La tarantella, Tarantella napoletana Gift; Cia Fornaroli.
Acquisition: The tarantella (Adcock after Uwins) Purchase; Norman Crider, Feb. 1970.
Biographical/historical: The tarantella is an Italian folk dance and musical form said to be named after the region of Taranto and/or after the insect called the tarantula or wolf spider, the effects of whose venomous bite were supposedly counteracted by frenzied dancing.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ;24 x 31 cm. or smaller
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, black and white ;14 x 16 cm., on mount 23 x 29 cm
Extent: 3 prints : aquatint, black and white or one color ;19 x 22 cm. or smaller
Extent: 1 print : engraving, black and white ; 36 x 26 cm
Depictions of the tarantella in prints culled from various sources, chiefly dating from the nineteenth century. Most of the prints show dancing couples, often playing castanets or the tambourine, and often in an outdoor setting.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825550324
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759735
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ca3c1140-0104-0135-f678-177b843f77d2
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1803: Creator Born
  • 1850: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tarantella in prints" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tarantella in prints" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2022.

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Tarantella in prints