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Title
A country dance
Names
Nixon, John, d. 1818 (Artist)
Collection

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 Nix J Cou 1-2
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- 18th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: One print is labeled: Design'd by John Nixon, Esqr. Lately publish[ed].
Content: Title from the online catalog of the British Museum, which holds an uncolored version of the print with the swooning woman.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: John Nixon, ca. 1750-1818, was a British painter, draughtsman, and designer of satirical prints.
Physical Description
Etchings
Engravings
Extent: 2 prints : etching, stipple engraving, hand-colored ; 26 x 69 cm.
Description
Depictions of men and women, and a little girl, wearing fashions of the late eighteenth century. Some are dancing in couples or striking dance-like positions; others appear to be conversing or observing the dancers. At the right of one print, a woman swoons in her partner's arms. The exaggeration of the participants' facial features and bodily postures suggest the artist's satirical intent.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825066923
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758180
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 220ed8b0-0108-0135-0242-7d7cc7d6b5de
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1790: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A country dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1790 - 1799. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e470ec40-069e-0135-c047-41461be2a926

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A country dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e470ec40-069e-0135-c047-41461be2a926

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1790 - 1799). A country dance Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e470ec40-069e-0135-c047-41461be2a926

Wikipedia Citation

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A country dance