Le Bal Paré A Monsieur de Villemorien Fils. Engraving by Antoine Jean Duclos (1742-1795) after the drawing by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807)

Paris: [Ca. 1780]. 324 x 445 mm. On laid paper with "J Dupuy Fin Auvergne 1742" watermark.

The print depicts an elegant large room in the Villemorien home. Four couples are oerforming a social dance in the center of the image while an orchestra plays in an elevated area at left rear; ladies and gentlemen are engaged in conversation in both the fore- and background. Five large chandeliers hang from the ceiling with candle-lit sconces adorning the walls. One of a pair of engravings, the other titled "Le Concert."

Browned; some minor spotting; narrow strip of mounting paper to upper margin of blank verso; trimmed to just within platemark.

Kinsky: A History of Music in Pictures 227:2. Boucher: Catalogue de l'oeuvre de A. Saint-Aubin 402. Vuillier: La Danse, plate facing p. 152. Item #31996

Price: $650.00  other currencies

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