The pet of the balletAdditional title: Alexandra Danilova collection
NamesGallon, Robert Samuel Ennis (Lithographer)Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Collector)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1843 - 1844 (Inferred)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Gal R Pet 1-2
TopicsDancers -- 19th century
NotesPrint no. 6 contains the following credits and publication information: R. Gallon pinxt. et lith.; Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen; [Rud]olph [Ackerma]nn['s Eclipse] Sporting Gallery, 191 [Regent St.].Acquisition: Gift; Alexandra Danilova.Biographical/historical: The Victoria & Albert Museum of London, which holds examples of prints from this series, identifies the lithographer as Robert S.E. Gallon; according to the credits on this copy of print no. 6, he also painted the image. The Museum notes that the title of the series may have derived from an "operatic choreographic burlesque Sketch" produced in London in the 1840s, and suggests that the subjects may have been the lesser lights of the ballet rather than principal dancers.Forms part of the Alexandra Danilova collection. Graphics.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 2 prints : lithographs, hand-colored, color ; 30 x 25 cm. or smaller, image 23 x 18 cm. or smaller.
DescriptionTwo prints from a series of eight. One is a trimmed copy of No. 2, depicting a ballet dancer with her back to the viewer, dressed in a pink bodice and white skirt with blue trim. No. 6 also depicts a dancer seen from the back, dressed in a black bodice and white skirt with alternating pink and blue vertical stripes.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825001445NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19756989Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0a80a60-ed3c-0133-487e-00505686a51c
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