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Dancers on music covers
Concanen, Alfred (Lithographer)
Dworzak, A (Engraver)
Maguire, H. C., fl. ca. 1850-1880 (Lithographer)
Teller, R., lithographer (Lithographer)
Weigl, F. (Franz), b. 1810 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1920 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Bal masque, galop [composed by] Rudolph Aronson; New York, Edward Aronson, 1877 / R. Teller [artist] -- The encore galop, [composed by] Cha[rle]s Coote Jun[io]r; London, Hopwood & Crew -- The Hungarians quadrille, founded on melodies danced by the Brothers and Sister Kiralfy at the Oxford Music Hall, by Carlo Minasi; London, Metzler / [signed on stone:] Alfred Concanen -- Die junge Tänzerin, Sammlung der schönsten Walzer im leichteren Style und in lichten Tonarten für das Piano-Forte von Johann Strauss [Wien, Haslinger, 1839] / Fr. Weigl del., A. Dworzak sc. -- Opera stars; London, Z.T. Purday [musical score includes Mazurka, La Taglioni; Krakoviene [sic], La Fanny Elsler [sic]; Styrienne, La Cerito [sic]; Cachucha, La Duvernay; Tarantella, la finale] / designed on stone by H.C. Maguire -- Scarf dance, pas des dentelles, piano solo by Victor Durand; London, Bosworth -- Souvenir à Duncan, valse lyrique sur des motifs executés par Miss [Isadora] Duncan, par B. Keyll [includes text in Cyrillic].
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Mus 1-7
Cerrito, Fanny
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Duvernay, Pauline Yolande Marie Louise, 1813-1894
Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884
Taglioni, Marie, 1804-1884
Majilton, Charles, 1849-1931
Sheet music covers
Acquisition: Encore galop, Hungarians quadrille Gift; Lillian Moore.
Physical Description
Extent: 5 prints : lithograph, col. and b&w ; 35 x 27 cm. or smaller.
Extent: 2 prints : engraving, b&w ; 32 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Representations chiefly of theatrical dancers, from the covers of sheet music intended for home performance. The illustrations and music were probably intended as souvenirs of evenings at the theatre, and often depicted popular performers of the day. Among the dancers portrayed in this collection are the Romantic ballerinas Marie Taglioni, Fanny Elssler, Fanny Cerrito, and Pauline Duvernay; the Brothers and Sister Kiralfy, members of a Hungarian family of folk dancers and theatrical producers; and Isadora Duncan, who rebelled against classical ballet and created her own dance style (seen here in the music covers Souvenir à Duncan and Scarf dance, which may depict her or one of her many imitators). The music cover titled Bal masque, galop may portray the Majiltons (Charles, Frank, and Marie), a trio of acrobatic dancers.
Type of Resource
Still image
Notated music
RLIN/OCLC: 773039617
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19521161
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4f94a080-fd79-0132-35bc-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Dancers on music covers