19th century

Dervishes

Dettmann, L. (drawing)
Opfertanz der Schulis in Castan’s Panoptikum zu Berlin (Sacrificial dance of the Shulis in Casta
1892
Print, woodcut
15.9 x 18.4 cm
Collection Alkis Raftis
The Shulis live along the Nile, around Unjoro

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
The pyrrhic dance (La danse pyrrhique)
1885
Painting, oil on canvas
65 x 81.2 cm
Private collection

Games of the Highland Brigade at Cairo. Sword dance
1883
Print, woodcut
11 x 23.1 cm

Scene from the tragic ballet “Psammi, re d’Egito” by Salvatore Vigano
1817
Painting
The set of the ballet was made by Alexandre Sanquirico, in the Scala of Milan

Femail Dancers

Danses égyptiennes. Chocolat Guérin-Boutron. Le théâtre à travers les âges.
1900
Print, chromolithograph, color, card

Luigi Mayer
Ceremony at Ned Sili (Cérémonie à Ned Sili)
1801
Print, aquatint
U.K., London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Almée, danseuse au Caire (Almea, dancer in Cairo)
1810
Print, lithograph, color
22 x 13 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

David Roberts
Ghawazi, Le Caire (Dancer, Cairo)
1842
Print, lithograph, color
U.K., London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Dance of the bee
1847
Print, woodcut
9.7 x 17 cm

Prisse de Avennes
Ghawazi
1848
Print, lithograph, color
U.K., London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Dancer entertaining voyagers in torchlight at Assiut
1850
Print
U.S.A., New York, Arabesque Collection

 Alex Bida
Danseuse – Almée
1862
Print, woodcut

Amadeo Preziosi (Valetta, Malta 1816 – Constantinople, Turkey 1882)
Two Egyptian dancers
1862
Mixed technique on paper

Scene from “The Queen of Sheba”, 2nd act 1862

Print
18 x 21 cm
“Engraving after a photograph under electric light”


Empfang der Prinzessin Clotilde im Harem in Kairo (Reception of the Princess Clotilde in a harem in Cairo)
1862
Print, woodcut
16 x 22 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Types et costumes de la Haute-Egypte – Almées
1863
Print, wood
13 x 21 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
The dance of the Almeh (La danse de l’almée)
1863
Painting, oil on panel
50 x 81.3 cm
U.S.A., Ohio, Dayton Art Institute

Isthme de Suez. Danse des almées au retour du seuil d’El Guisr à Timsah
1863
Print, woodcut
8 x 15 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Constantin Korovine

Costume design for the ballet “La fille du Pharaon”
1865
Drawing, color
Choreography by Alexander Gorsky

Giraud, E. (painting)
A dancer in Cairo (Une danseuse au Caire)
1866
Print, woodcut
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Alfred Darjou (drawing)
Haute-Egypte – Danse des almées sur le rivage de Syout (Upper Egypt – Oriental dancers on the coast of Assiout)
1869
Print, wood
12 x 22.5 cm

Alfred Darjou (drawing)
Guenieh – Fête donnée aux touristes, par M. Bichara, vice-consul français. La danse du sabre (Guenieh – A festival offered to the to the tourists by Mr Bichara, vice-consul of France. Sabre dance
1869
8 x 14 cm
Print, wood
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Achille Boshi

The dance of the plate
1870
Painting, oil on canvas
U.K., London, Mathaf Gallery

Aegyptische Tänzerinnen zu Sihut in Oberägypten (Egyptian dancers at Sihut in Upper Egypt)
1869
Print
15.3 x 23.7 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Oriental dancers at Sihout (Danse d’almées, à Sihout)
1869
Print, woodcut

Alfred Darjou
Dance of the water jug (La danse de la gargoulette)
1870
Painting, oil on canvas
52 x 76 cm
Private collection

Huber, C.-R.
Tziganes du Sa’id, Egypte (Gypsies of Sa’id, Egypt)
1870
Print

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
La danse du sabre dans un café (The sabre dance in a coffee shop)
1875
Painting, oil on canvas
58.5 x 80 cm
U.S.A., New York, Cornell University, Herbert & Johnson Museum

Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)
A dance in the twilight (Une danse au crépuscule)
1880
Painting, oil on canvas
U.K., London, Sotheby’s

Rudolf Bendemann (drawing)
Fantasia
1882
Print, woodcut
8.5 x 17.3 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

G. Montbard
An Egyptian dancing girl
1884
Print, woodcut
30.5 x 41.5 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

A dancing girl in Cairo
1884
Print, woodcut
9.7 x 11.6 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

A wedding procession at Cairo (Un cortège nuptial au Caire)
1884
Print, wood
14.3 x 20.8 cm
Greece, Athens, collection Alkis Raftis
From the illustrated book “La civilisation des arabes” by Dr Gustave Lebon

 Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
Danse du bâton (Stick dance)
1885
Painting, oil on canvas
47 x 65 cm

Marie, Adrien (drawing)
Exposition Universelle. La danse de l’almée Aοouché au Café Egyptien de la Rue du Caire
1889
Print
31 x 21.5 cm
  The Alkis Raftis Collection

In the Egyptian Café, rue de Caire (Café Egyptien, rue du Caire)
1888
Print
16 x 14 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence (painting), Sharpe, C. W. (engraving)
Pastime in Ancient Egypt
1890
Print, color
14.5 x 21.5 cm
  The Alkis Raftis Collection

Dance in the ruins of Karnak (Danse dans les ruines de Karnak)
1890
Print

Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)
Desert dance (Danse du désert)
1890
Painting, oil on canvas
111 x 160 cm
Private collection




Two of the maidens sprang to their feet and, taking hands, began to dance…

 Emile Bernard (1868-1941)
Egyptian dancer (Danseuse égyptienne)
1894
Painting, oil on canvas
150 x 94 cm
Dated 1894 and situated “Le Caire’

La danse orientale (The oriental dance)
1894
Print, woodcut
20.5 x 16 cm
The Alkis Raftis Collection

Clairin (painting)
Les Aouled Naiels se rendant au bain (Aouled Naiels going to the bath)
1895
Print
  The Alkis Raftis Collection

Tänzer in Frauenkleidung (Dancer in a woman’s costume)
1897
Print
11 x 16.2 cm
  The Alkis Raftis Collection


La foire de Tantah: La danse du ventre

1897
Print, woodcut
16 x 9 cm
  The Alkis Raftis Collection

La foire de Tantah: Une danse dans le quartier nègre
1897
Print, woodcut
21 x 18.5 cm
  The Alkis Raftis Collection

Mail Dancers

Giovanni Belzoni (drawing)
Beduin dance in the Western desert (Danse bédouine dans le Désert occidental)
1819
Print, color
Belzoni , Giovanni (drawing); Gentz, W. (engraving)
Dances during a wedding festival (Danses pendant une fête de mariage)
1819
Print
Prosper Marilhat 
An Arab dancing in the street
1840
Painting
31 x 45.5 cm
U.K., London, Sotheby’s
Eugene Pavy
Egyptian musicians (Musiciens égyptiens)
1850
Private collection
 
 Alexandr Andreevitch Ivanov
Fragment of an Egyptian relief
1850
Drawing
 
Fêtes données au Caire à l’occasion du marriage de la fille du vice roi d’Egypte – La danse des Kowals
1869
Print, woodcut
22.5 x 31.7 cm
Martin. Al. (drawing)
Dance of the Bicharis (Danse de Bicharis)
1875
Print, woodcut
22 x 31.5 cm
Heydel, Paul (drawing)
Die Nubier im Zoologischen Garten zu Dresden. Kriegstanz (The Nubians in the Zoological Garden of Dresden. War dance)
1879
Print, woodcut
7.5 x 7.5 cm
Montbard (drawing); Froment (engraving)
The dance of the stick
1883
17.6 x 22.7 cm
Print, woodcut
Philippoteaux (drawing)
La danse du fusil avant le partage du buffle (The rifle dance before sharing the buffalo)
1895
Print, woodcut
22 x 31.7 cm
La foire de Tantah: Une danse dans le quartier nègre
1897
Print, woodcut
21 x 18.5 cm