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Le Ranelagh: aristocratique polka du jeudi, dansée par Mr. Arthur de St. Léon, et Mme. Olympe de Ste. Bréda

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Title
Le Ranelagh: aristocratique polka du jeudi, dansée par Mr. Arthur de St. Léon, et Mme. Olympe de Ste. Bréda
Additional title: Physionomies des bals publics
Names
Vernier, Charles, 1831-1887 (Attributed name)
Aubert (Firm) (Printer of plates)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Aubert & Cie.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ver C Ran 1
Topics
Polka (Dance)
Ballroom dancing -- France -- 19th century
Saint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Genres
Prints
Notes
Citation/reference: The series Physionomies des bals publics is attributed to Charles Vernier in Béraldi, Henri, Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes, Paris, L. Conquet, 1892, p. 224.
Statement of responsibility: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Biographical/historical: The polka enjoyed enormous popularity both as a dance and a musical form. Although opinions about its origins differ, it is believed to have roots in Poland or Bohemia. It was brought to Prague in 1837 and made its way to Vienna, St. Petersburg, Paris, and London. Capitalizing on its growing popularity as a ballroom dance, Jules Perrot and Carlotta Grisi introduced it to the ballet stage in 1844. In the mid 1800s, it rivalled the waltz as a dance craze. It has survived into the twenty-first century, and until 2009 was included as a category in the Grammy Awards.
Biographical/historical: The caption's reference to "Mr. Arthur de St. Léon" probably signifies the multi-talented Arthur Saint-Léon, a dancer, violinist, choreographer, teacher, ballet master, composer, and the inventor of a system of dance notation known as Stenochorégraphie.
Biographical/historical: Charles Vernier, a French printmaker and painter, was famed for his caricatures and cartoons, many of which appeared in the satirical journal Le Charivari, an illustrated newspaper published in Paris from 1833 to 1937.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 34 x 24 cm.
Description
Depiction of a dancing couple at a public ball. Though well-dressed, they do not wear the elegant evening attire seen in images of high society functions. In the background are a woman in a bonnet, a more sketchily rendered man, and a pair of arched and draped doorways filled with shadowy figures.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825554906
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759829
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 47ccc200-0105-0135-5e6e-0b7910f355fa
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

  • 1831: Creator Born
  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1887: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le Ranelagh" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1849. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/c80121c0-029e-0135-9e5b-49628847e5c1

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le Ranelagh" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/c80121c0-029e-0135-9e5b-49628847e5c1

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1849). Le Ranelagh Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/c80121c0-029e-0135-9e5b-49628847e5c1

Wikipedia Citation

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Le Ranelagh