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Lola Montez

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1859 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Portrait of Lola Montez -- Mademoiselle Lola Montes (from an original drawing) -- Madame Lola Montes -- Lola Montez.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Mon 1-4
Montez, Lola, 1818-1861
Title devised by cataloger.
Biographical/historical: Lola Montez was the stage name of Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, a dancer of Irish parentage. In her persona of fiery Spanish dancer, she made her debut in London in 1843. She was famed as much for her amorous exploits as for her dancing, and attained a social pinnacle when King Ludwig of Bavaria named her Countess of Landsfeld in 1847, doubtlessly for her services to the crown. Her subsequent travels took her as far as Australia, and she spent her later life in the United States, and died in New York City.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 4 prints : wood engraving, b&w ; 18 x 18 cm. or smaller.
Four prints of dancer Lola Montez by unidentified artists, probably published in nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals, depicting her at various ages. The print titled "Portrait of Lola Montez" depicts her in full-length view, in costume, standing on pointe with her arms akimbo. "Mademoiselle Lola Montes" and "Madame Lola Montes" depict her in street clothes, respectively in three-quarter- and half-length view. The three-quarter-length portrait titled simply "Lola Montez" appears to show her in later life, wearing a lace mantilla, her face more detailed and expressive than in the other three prints.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825556605
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759858
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87632a70-88fa-0134-ec43-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lola Montez" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1859.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lola Montez" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 9, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1830 - 1859). Lola Montez Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Lola Montez