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Dance on music covers
Barbizet, A (Artist)
Graf, C (Lithographer)
Kramer, Peter, 1823-1907 (Artist)
Lynch, James Henry, d. 1868 (Artist)
Teichel, Franz, b. 1816 (Artist)
Whittock, N. (Nathaniel), 1791-1860 (Artist)
T. Sinclair's Lith (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1879 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Balladine, souvenirs d'enfance, pour piano par J. Leybach; Paris, A. Cotelle / Barbizet, lith.; Imp[rimerie] Grandjean, Paris -- La bohemienne. Ballerina-polka, pour le piano, par J. Strauss; La Haye -- No. 1. The original Cellarius mazurka waltz, the choreography by T. Mason, the music composed by J. Szczapinski; London, Duff & Hodgson and Addison & Hodson / C. Graf, Lith. -- Danse des roses, par G. Marcailhou; Philadelphia, Lee & Walker / T. Sinclair's Lith. -- Deux polkas gracieuses, pour le piano composée par Hermann A. Wollenhaupt; Vienne, C.A. Spina / Lith. de la Cour Imp[ériale] et R[oya]le de A. Grube -- The favorite dances of the celebrated Clodoche Troupe! as danced in "Sindbad the sailor" at Niblo's Garden; New York, Wm. A. Pond, 1869 / Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co. -- Fenella, a brilliant waltz, by G. Marcailhou; Philadelphia, A. Fiot; New York, W. Dubois / P. Kramer del.; P.S. Duval, Lith. -- Gallopading, written and composed by G.M. Rycot; London, Mayhew & Lee / embellished with humourous designs [including images on the verso] by N. Whittock; printed by G.W. Lauder -- Invitation to the polka. The celebrated Bohemian dance, arranged as a divertimento for the piano-forte by Chas. W. Glover; London, Leoni Lee / [signed on stone by the artist] J.H. Lynch; M & N Hanhart, Litho Printers -- Polkas de A. Wallerstein; Paris, Brandus / [signed on stone] F.S. [?] Teichel; Lith. Thierry Frères -- Sontag polka [depicts singers Henriette Sontag as Adina and Luigi Lablache as Dulcamara in the opera L'elisir d'amore], arranged by Chas. d'Albert; [New York, Firth, Pond] -- Trois airs à danser (dans le vieux style) [op. 88, with music score for Gigue ecossaise (2 p.)], par Theodore Lack; Paris, J. Kybourtz / [signed on stone] L. Denis -- Where the bee sucks, [by] Dr. Arne; London, Musical Bouquet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Mus 27-39
Lablache, Luigi, 1794-1858
Sontag, Henriette, 1806-1854
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848 -- Elisir d'amore
Dancers -- 19th century
Entertainers -- 19th century
Ballroom dancing -- Caricatures and cartoons
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Folk dancing, Scottish
Polka (Dance)
Sheet music covers
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: Balladine, Polkas de A. Wallerstein Gift; Lillian Moore.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 prints : lithograph, b&w or one color ; 35 x 28 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 4 prints : chromolithograph ; 36 x 27 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 35 x 25 cm.
Extent: 1 print : wood engraving?, b&w ; 33 x 25 cm.
Sheet music cover illustrations depicting images of theatrical, ballroom, and folk dancing. They adorned music scores (for the most part, not included here) intended for home performance.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825770230
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760317
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cd0ddb40-88fa-0134-1a01-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Dance on music covers