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Title
Decoration de la salle de spectacle
Names
Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1715-1790 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1745 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFZ Coch C Dec 1
Topics
Princesse de Navarre (Choreographic work)
Ballet -- France -- 18th century
Versailles (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Versailles (France) -- Court and courtiers
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: C.N. Cochin filius delin. et sculp.
Caption title.
Caption reads in full: Decoration de la salle de spectacle. Construitte dans le Manege couvert de la grande Ecurie, à Versailles, pour la representation de la Princesse De Navarre Comedie Balet, donnée a l'occasion du Mariage de Louis Dauphin de France, avec Marie Therese Infante d'Espagne, Le XXIII Fevrier M.DCCXLV. Cette Feste ordonnée par M. Le Duc De Richelieu, Pair de France, en exercice de Premier Gentilhomme de la Chambre du Roy a éte conduitte par M. De Bonneval Intendant et controlleur general de l'Argenterie, Menus Plaisirs et affaires de la Chambre de sa Majesté.
Biographical/historical: This print depicts the first performance of La princesse de Navarre, a comédie-ballet in three acts with music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and libretto by Voltaire, at Versailles on Feb. 23, 1745. Created to commemorate the wedding of Louis, Dauphin of France, it was performed by members of the Comédiens de la troupe du Roi and the Académie royale de musique. The ballet portrayed the efforts of Constance, the princess of Navarre, to escape unwanted suitors, and ended happily with a scene at the Temple of Love.
Biographical/historical: Louis, Dauphin of France, 1729-1765, was the heir apparent and only surviving son of Louis XV. He predeceased his father, however, and never reigned. On Feb. 23, 1745, his marriage to the Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela, daughter of Philip V of Spain, was celebrated in Versailles. The engravers Charles-Nicolas Cochin, a father and son who shared the same name, documented the wedding festivities in at least three prints: Decoration de la salle de spectacle (depicting the performance of the ballet La princesse de Navarre on Feb. 23, 1745), Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy (Feb. 24, 1745), and Decoration du bal masqué donné par le roy dans la grande gallerie du chateau de Versailles (Feb. 25-26, 1745). The first two were set in the covered riding school at Versailles, which was specially decorated for the two events.
Physical Description
Etchings
Engravings
Extent: 1 print :black and white; 74 x 53 cm.
Description
View of a theatre interior, with a performance in progress. An orchestra plays in a pit in front of the stage; a large audience is in attendance.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825553805
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759800
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35535f50-0109-0135-f170-0dce48425fe1
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1715: Creator Born
  • 1745: Issued
  • 1790: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Decoration de la salle de spectacle" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1745. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/05c9c350-06a8-0135-6502-136c67731611

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Decoration de la salle de spectacle" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/05c9c350-06a8-0135-6502-136c67731611

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Decoration de la salle de spectacle