Guide to the Troy Kinney Etchings and Engravings

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Arts and Humanities--Art--Graphic Arts Arts and Humanities--Dance--Dance Performance

Guide to the Troy Kinney Etchings and Engravings

Collection number: MS-P17

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Adrian Turner
Date Completed:
2001
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Troy Kinney etchings and engravings,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1928
Collection number: MS-P017
Creator: Kinney, Troy, 1871-1938
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (5 oversize folders)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection consists of 22 color intaglio prints by Troy Kinney featuring dancers and dance performances, produced from 1915 to 1928. Among the dancers represented in these prints are Vaslav Nijinski, Adeline Genée, Anna Pavlova, Alexandre Volinin, and Doris Niles. The plates were primarily produced by etching, drypoint engraving, or a combination of both processes. The plate for Pastorale includes some mezzotinting.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Troy Kinney Etchings and Engravings. MS-P17. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, ca. 1970.

Processing History

Fully processed by Adrian Turner, 2001.

Biography

Troy Kinney was an American artist and writer on dance, noted for his etchings and his treatise The Dance, Its Place in Art and Life (1924), co-written with his wife Margaret West Kinney. Kinney was born December 1, 1871 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Yale. In 1900, he married Margaret West. He contributed articles on dance to magazines such as Century, Metropolitan, and New Republic during his career. Kinney died in 1938.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of 22 color intaglio prints by Troy Kinney featuring dancers and dance performances, produced from 1915 to 1928. Among the dancers represented in these prints are Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinski, Adeline Genée, Alexandre Volinin, and Doris Niles. The plates were primarily produced by etching, drypoint engraving, or a combination of both processes. The plate for Pastorale includes some mezzotinting.
For a detailed discussion of these etchings and engravings, see Kinney's The Etchings of Troy Kinney (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran and company, Inc., 1929). This collection is arranged by the order of the checklist, "Twenty-five of the etchings and drypoints of Troy Kinney," on pages 23-75. See also Kinney's Troy Kinney (New York: The Crafton Collection, Inc., 1930) for more information about these works. Both monographs are cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dance--Archival resources.
Dancers--Archival resources.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Etchings--Color.
Engravings--Color.

Occupations

Engravers.


Collection Contents

Box FB-19 : 3

Bacchante, 1915

Box FB-19 : 3

The Turtle, 1916

Box FB-19 : 3

Lopokova and Nijinski in Les Sylphides, 1916

Box FB-19 : 3

The Seventh veil, 1916

Box FB-19 : 3

Swallows, 1919

Box FB-19 : 4

Adeline Genée, 1915

Box FB-19 : 4

Pavlowa and Volinin in Amarilla, 1915

Box FB-19 : 4

Portrait of Mrs. H.P.W. (Harry Payne Whitney), 1915

Box FB-19 : 4

Youth, 1922

Box FB-19 : 4

Soul of the Vine, 1921

Box FB-19 : 5

Gavotte Pavlowa, 1922

Box FB-19 : 5

Serenade, 1924

Box FB-19 : 5

Columbine Écoute, 1918

Box FB-19 : 5

Roshanara, 1918

Box FB-19 : 5

April, 1923

Box FB-19 : 6

Zephyr, 1920

Box FB-19 : 6

Pastorale, 1915

Box FB-19 : 6

Tortola Valencia, 1918

Box FB-19 : 7

Summer day, 1925

Box FB-19 : 7

Footlight, 1927

Box FB-19 : 7

Autumn leaves, 1928

Box FB-19 : 7

Doris Niles, 1928