The Dancing School.

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Article ID DKS0798


The Dancing School.


Representatin of ballet students during training. Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Under Catherine de' Medici's influence as Queen, it spread to France, where it developed even further. The dancers in these early court ballets were mostly noble amateurs. Ornamented costumes were meant to impress viewers, but they restricted performers' freedom of movement. Ballet started to decline in France after 1830, but it continued to develop in Denmark, Italy, and Russia. The arrival in Europe of the Ballets Russes led by Sergei Diaghilev on the eve of the First World War revived interest in the ballet and started the modern era.


ca. 1880


Gebbie & Husson

Dimensions (cm)23 x 26 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueCopper print- Aquatinta


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