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Title
Sylphide
Names
Brandard, John, 1812-1863 (Artist)
Moore, Lillian (Donor)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

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

Dance lithographs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1859 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Bra J Dan 9
Topics
Dancers -- 19th century
Genres
Prints
Portraits
Notes
Biographical/historical: John Brandard, a British lithographer, engraver, and illustrator, was particularly known for his sheet music cover illustrations. He depicted many of the leading ballerinas of the Romantic era, among them Fanny Cerrito, Fanny Elssler, Lucile Grahn, Carlotta Grisi, and Marie Taglioni.
Content: Three-quarter-length figure of a female dancer; unsigned; same image as the sheet music cover for Sylphide quadrilles composed by Henry Farmer, which identifies the artist as Brandard
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore
Physical Description
Chromolithographs
Extent: 1 print : chromolithograph, color ; 56 x 43 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825770390
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760331
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2d5d370-ed22-013b-f674-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1812: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1863: Creator Died
  • 2023: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sylphide" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1859. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ee44ae30-65b3-0135-28ee-06130fa12b7a

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sylphide" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ee44ae30-65b3-0135-28ee-06130fa12b7a

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1859). Sylphide Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ee44ae30-65b3-0135-28ee-06130fa12b7a

Wikipedia Citation

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Sylphide