Oblong folio (280 x 422 mm).
Light foxing and creasing; several small repairs; lower left corner with repair and very minor loss; trimmed to within platemark.
Le Blanc: Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes 722 ii/iii. Magne: Les Fêtes en Europe au XVIIIe Siècle, p. 153. Wolff: Musikgeschichte in Bildern, Opr. 69
The present engraving is from Les Fêtes données à versailles: Les Plaisirs de l'Isle Enchantée and represents a performance of the comedie-ballet La Princesse d'Elide, with music by Lully and text by Molière, at the court of Louis XIV.
The extravagant production took place outside on an elevated candlelit stage. The orchestra is partially visible in front of the stage, while the large audience, including King Louis and his entourage, are seen from behind.
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