Premiere journée: marche du Roy, et ses chevaliers ... Additional title: Festes et divertissements du roy à VersaillesAdditional title: Plaisirs de l'isle enchantée
NamesSilvestre, Israël, 1621-1691 (Engraver)Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1673
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Sil I Pla 1
TopicsPlaisirs de l'îsle enchantée (Choreographic work)Pageants -- France -- 17th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: Israel Silvestre, del, et sculp. et ex. cum privil[egio] Regis.Content: Caption title.Content: Caption subtitle reads in full: Marche du Roy, et ses chevaliers avec toutes leurs suittes au tour du Camp, de la course de bague representant Roger, et les austres Chevaliers enchantez dans l'Isle d'Alcine.Content: Probably a plate from Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée, ou, Les festes et divertissements du Roy à Versailles, published in Paris by L'Imprimerie royale, 1673-1679.Citation/reference: For more information on Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée, see: Gellman, Lola B. and Wein, Jo Ann, The four arts in the Baroque: an exhibition of prints and books, New York, Queensborough Community College, 1982.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; C. & J. Goodfriend, 2010.Biographical/historical: Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée was a seven-day series of entertainments held at Versailles, beginning on May 7, 1664. Given in honor of the queen mother, Anne of Austria, and Queen Marie Thérèse, it provided a pretext to display the power and wealth of the court of Louis XIV.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsExtent: 1 print : etching, black and white ; 35 x 49 cm., plate mark 28 x 42 cm.
DescriptionScene from an entertainment presented at Versailles in May 1664. In a grand procession that includes a pageant car, King Louis XIV and the nobles of his court, mounted on horseback, circle through the specially designed gardens.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825553759NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18580150Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 612dcbd0-0108-0135-65f3-08705426d6f1
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