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Title
The pet of the ballet
Additional title: Alexandra Danilova collection
Names
Gallon, Robert Samuel Ennis (Lithographer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Collector)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1843 - 1844 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Gal R Pet 1-2
Topics
Dancers -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Print 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 Description
Lithographs
Extent: 2 prints : lithographs, hand-colored, color ; 30 x 25 cm. or smaller, image 23 x 18 cm. or smaller.
Description
Two 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 Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825001445
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19756989
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0a80a60-ed3c-0133-487e-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1843: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The pet of the ballet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1844. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ccbd9c10-f05e-0133-6dcb-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The pet of the ballet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ccbd9c10-f05e-0133-6dcb-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1843 - 1844). The pet of the ballet Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ccbd9c10-f05e-0133-6dcb-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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The pet of the ballet