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Le galop infernal
Maurisset, Théodore (Lithographer)
Aubert (Firm) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1839 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Mau T Gal 1
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Dance -- Caricatures and cartoons
Statement of responsibility: Maurisset.
Content: At top: Fantaisies.
Numbering: At upper right: 1ere Livraison No. 5.
Statement of responsibility: Imp. Aubert & Cie.
Acquisition: Gift; Lincoln Kirstein.
Biographical/historical: Théodore Maurisset, active from 1834 to 1859, was a Parisian painter, printmaker, and caricaturist.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : 27 x 34 cm.
Caricature of ballroom dancers, most of them arranged in an s-shaped formation. Each couple is labeled with an identifying quality, exaggerated for comic effect. They are, from top right: Les invisibles, Les microscopiques, Les naïfs, Les décédés, Les apoplectiques, Les gigantesques, Les grotesques, Les vénérables, Les étiques, Les fantastiques, Les décharnés, Les infatigables, Les pincés, Les tortillés, Les étiolés, Les éxaltés, Les maniérés, Les modérés, Les ennuyés, Les stationnaires, Les flegmatiques, Les inspirés, Les effrayés [two couples], Les ecrasés, Les extravagants, Les passionnés, Les échevelés, Les éxagerés, Les furieux, Les frénétiques. Positioned outside the formation at left are: Les empoignes [two couples]; at right, Les dégouttés, Les contrariés. Very likely some if not all of these characteristics could have been observed in the ballrooms of nineteenth-century France.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825551171
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759748
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 676b3300-88fa-0134-d2dd-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le galop infernal" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1839. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7d6be90-8cbd-0134-d43b-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le galop infernal" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7d6be90-8cbd-0134-d43b-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1830 - 1839). Le galop infernal Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7d6be90-8cbd-0134-d43b-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Le galop infernal