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A stranger at Sparta standing long upon one leg,: said to a Lacedoemonian, I do not believe you can do as much; "True (said he) but every goose can"

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Title
A stranger at Sparta standing long upon one leg,: said to a Lacedoemonian, I do not believe you can do as much; "True (said he) but every goose can"
Additional title: Caricature
Names
Pastorini, Benedetto, b. 1746 (Engraver)
Dance, George, 1741-1825 (Artist)
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815 (Engraver)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1781-04-02
Place: London
Publisher: Torre
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFF Ves Au C 5
Topics
Vestris, Auguste, 1760-1842 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Genres
Prints
Notes
Caption: See Plutarch's Laconie apothegms, Vol I, p. 406.
Statement of responsibility: Attributed to George Dance. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi and Benedetto Pastorini.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Physical Description
Aquatints
Extent: Aquatint, round within square frame, 37.5 x 32.5 cm.
Description
Full-length to front, Vestris stands high on half-toe on his right leg, left leg extended to the side, both arms raised, hat in his right hand, head inclined to his right, on stage; caption beneath him reads (transliterated from ancient Greek): Ton mentoi khenon oyk estin ostis oy. A goose appears in each lower corner.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY887034848-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12166564
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7c4617a0-1e7d-0133-418b-58d385a7b928
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

  • 1781: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A stranger at Sparta standing long upon one leg," The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1781-04-02. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f4d74720-1e93-0133-f5b8-58d385a7b928

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1781-04-02). A stranger at Sparta standing long upon one leg, Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f4d74720-1e93-0133-f5b8-58d385a7b928

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