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.

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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: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Naples

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Henry Swinburne
English travel writer
1743-1803

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tambourine dancing music performed by Neapolitan girls

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Date/Time between the 1770's and 1780
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:43:55 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:39 +0000