[Music cover] The Cracovienne. Danced by Madlle Fanny Elssler,in the Grand Ballet of the Gypsey, Composed by N. C. Bocsha. Pr.75 cts.
New York Published by Hewitt & Jacques 239 Broadway [n.d., c.1850.]
Lithograph, illustrated sheet music cover, rare. Sheet 330 x 220mm, 13 x 8¾". Sheet slightly trimmed.
Dancer Fanny Elssler (1810 - 1884) full length to front, wearing a military jacket, arms crossed in front of waist, hat with feathers, and hair in long braids. Houses and figures behind. She performs the Krakowiak, a fast, syncopated Polish dance in duple time from the region of Krakow. La Gypsy was a ballet in three acts with choreography by Joseph Mazilier; it premiered on 28th January 1839 at the Paris Opera with Elssler and Mazilier.
See Library of Congress LOT 10615-17. Not in Beaumont.
[Ref: 22978] £220.00