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Guide to the Troy Kinney Etchings and Engravings
MS-P017  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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.