Henry Swinburne in Naples - between the 1770's and 1780
from Travels in the two Sicilies Volume 1, page 117:
The Neapolitan girls dance to the snapping of their fingers and the beat of a tambourine, and whirl their petticoats about them. With greater elegance in the position, and more airiness in the flow of the drapery, striking likenesses of them may be found among the paintings of Herculaneum.
Henry Swinburne, Travels in the two Sicilies Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1783), p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509032635083 accessed: 3 December, 2023
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|tambourine dancing music||performed by Neapolitan girls|
|Date/Time||between the 1770's and 1780|