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Title
Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy
Names
Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1688-1754 (Engraver)
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 Coc C Par 1
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- France -- 18th century
Versailles (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Versailles (France) -- Court and courtiers
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: C.N. Cochin filius delin. ; C.N. Cochin pater sculp.
Caption title.
Content: Caption reads in full: Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy. Le XXIV Fevrier M.D.CCXLV. a l'occasion du Mariage de Louis Dauphin de France, avec Marie Therese Infante d'Espagne, dans la meme Salle de spectacle construitte au Manege couvert de la grande Ecurie à Versailles laquelle fut changée dans l'espace de 16. heures dans cette nouvelle decoration au lieu de celle du Ballet qui y avoit eté réprésenté la Veille. Cette Feste ordonnée par M. Le Duc De Richelieu, Pair de France, en exercice de Premier Gentilhomme de la Chambre Du Roy a été conduitte par M. De Bonneval Intendant et Controlleur general de l'Argenterie, Menus Plaisirs et affaires de la Chambre de Sa Majesté.
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 : 74 x 53 cm.
Description
Representation of a ball given at the court of Versailles on Feb. 24, 1745, to celebrate the marriage of Louis, Dauphin de France. A lady and a gentleman are dancing, observed by a large crowd of courtiers.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825553061
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759802
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 31ad7350-0109-0135-726b-5de0b7a316b1
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1688: Creator Born
  • 1745: Issued
  • 1754: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1745. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7dec030-06a7-0135-11c3-1f9492bdfd3b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7dec030-06a7-0135-11c3-1f9492bdfd3b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1745). Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f7dec030-06a7-0135-11c3-1f9492bdfd3b

Wikipedia Citation

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Decoration du bal paré donné par le roy