Fine large engraving, drawn and engraved by Chauveau. Signed by the artist in the plate at lower right. With letterpress text below the image describing the scene. Extracted from Perrault, Charles: Course de Testes et de Baques fait par le Roy et par les Princes en l'Année 1662."
The image depicts two elegantly-costumed performers, a drummer and a trumpeter, both on horseback.
Image size 210 x 260 mm, sheet size 538 x 368 mm. On quality laid paper. A fine impression.
Occasional minor spotting; creased at upper right blank corner.
The festival, celebrating Maria Teresa, wife of King Louis XIV, consisted of various entertainments including equestrian ballets, processions, and dramatic/musical performances, with music composed largely by Lully.
Price: $1,500.00 other currencies