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Title
Jean-Baptiste Lully, secretaire du roy et sur-intendant de sa musique
Names
Roullet, Jean Louis, 1645-1699 (Engraver)
Mignard, Paul, 1639-1691 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1680 - 1689 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFY Rou J Lul 1
Topics
Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687
Genres
Prints
Portraits
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Paulus Mignard Nic. dict Auen.Auen.is filius pinxit ; Ioan Lud. Roullet sculp. Parisiis et ex.
Content: Caption title, partially obscured by medallion.
Content: Includes the following verse: Qu'on ne nous parle plus d'Orphée, / par toy fameux LULLY sa gloire est etoufée. / Si de la Lyre et de la voix / La fable vente en luy les rares avantages, / Qu'a t'il fait qui ne cede a les divins Ouvrages / Qui charment le plus grand des Roys.
Biographical/historical: The Italian-born composer, instrumentalist, and dancer Jean-Baptiste Lully worked in the court of Louis XIV of France, "le plus grand des Roys" alluded to in the verse on this print. He composed numerous ballets, some of which were danced by the king, as well as operas and comédie-ballets, the latter devised in collaboration with the playwright Molière.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, blackand white ; 52 x 35 cm
Description
Half-length portrait of Jean-Baptiste Lully, holding a rolled music score. Below the portrait are two medallions: at left, a male nude watches a sunrise, with the Latin words "Ut aspicit excitat" in the frame; at right, the words "Nil mortale canit" frame the image of a lyre.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825122297
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 364b7ae0-0108-0135-6c9f-435655c290a9
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

  • 1645: Creator Born
  • 1680: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1699: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jean-Baptiste Lully, secretaire du roy et sur-intendant de sa musique" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1680 - 1689. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/da5bb710-06a2-0135-d45f-312e86f4e961

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jean-Baptiste Lully, secretaire du roy et sur-intendant de sa musique" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/da5bb710-06a2-0135-d45f-312e86f4e961

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1680 - 1689). Jean-Baptiste Lully, secretaire du roy et sur-intendant de sa musique Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/da5bb710-06a2-0135-d45f-312e86f4e961

Wikipedia Citation

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Jean-Baptiste Lully, secretaire du roy et sur-intendant de sa musique