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Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre, 1859-1923 (Lithographer)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890 - 1899 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Ste T Dan 1-2
Flamenco dancers
Dancers -- 19th century
Cancan (Dance)
Statement of responsibility: Signed on stone: Steinlen.
Biographical/historical: Swiss-born illustrator, printmaker, painter, and sculptor Theophile Alexandre Steinlen lived and worked in the Montmartre section of Paris. He frequently contributed illustrations to Gil Blas, as well as to other journals and books. Like his contemporary, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, he often depicted cabaret performers of the period.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 prints : lithograph, col. ; 38 x 26 cm. or smaller.
Images of dancers in action. One print depicts a female flamenco dancer, backed by a group of women who sing and clap to accompany her dance. It appeared on the cover of the 15 mai 1896 issue of the French periodical Gil Blas, and illustrated an article titled Espagne (Concert flamenco) by Georges Lecomte. In another print, a female cancan dancer in the street kicks up her leg before a group of male onlookers; at left a second woman, possibly a rival, watches with arms akimbo. A Scottish bagpiper in a kilt apparently provides musical accompaniment.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 759597055
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19378348
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7a0d9460-07c4-0133-ccf6-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Creator Born
  • 1890: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1923: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dancers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dancers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1890 - 1899). Dancers Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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