Print, A.E. Chalon

Print, A.E. Chalon

Print, 'Mademoiselle Fleury / La jolie Fille de Gande'
Alfred Edward Chalon, R.A. (1780-1860, artist), Richard James Lane, A.R.A. (1800-72, lithographers), M. & N. Hanhart (printer), John Mitchell (publisher), Goupil & Vibert (publisher)
1 May 1844 (published)
Lithograph coloured by hand
Museum no. E.5010-1968
Given by Dame Marie Rambert

The print is unusual in showing a dancer of the 1840s in a fashionable dress rather than a ballet costume. Her dress is typical of the decade, with low sloping shoulders, a long and narrow pointed waist, and a voluminous bell-shaped skirt.