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Mlle. Camargo
Lancret, Nicolas, 1690-1743 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1790 - 1799 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Anon Cam 1
Camargo, Marie Anne de Cupis de, 1710-1770
Ballet -- France -- 18th century
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Biographical/historical: Although the printmaker has not been identified, this image closely follows Nicolas Lancret's oil painting, dated 1730, in the Wallace Collection, London, which is thought to be the earliest of Lancret's portrayals of Camargo. This painting was reproduced in different versions by several printmakers, among them Laurent Cars, who reversed the image so that Camargo gazes towards her right. This print eliminates two onlookers seen in the painting, and compresses the four musicians into a more compact group. The pillar and urn behind the lone musician have been brought completely into the picture and enlarged; the treatment of the trees in the background is different; and this print has added at far right a view of a distant cityscape against a mountain.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, black and white ; 41 x 49 cm.
Depiction of the French ballerina Marie Camargo dancing in a sylvan landscape. A musician stands at her right; four more musicians are ranged on lower ground at her left. Camargo is poised on her right foot, with her left foot slightly elevated; her gaze is directed to her left. She wears the shortened skirts that she introduced to display the brilliance of her footwork.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825069678
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758167
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6568000-0107-0135-9aef-2788f17bb138
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1690: Creator Born
  • 1743: Creator Died
  • 1790: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mlle. Camargo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1790 - 1799.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mlle. Camargo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 18, 2022.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Mlle. Camargo