Le Bal Paré A Monsieur de Villemorien Fils. Etching and engraving by L. Provost after the drawing by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807). FRANCE - 18th Century.

Le Bal Paré A Monsieur de Villemorien Fils. Etching and engraving by L. Provost after the drawing by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807)

Paris: [19th century].

324 x 445 mm. + wide margins.

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."

Browning to verso.

See 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.

An attractive 19th century copy of the original ca. 1780 engraving by Duclos.

Item #37164

Price: $300.00  other currencies

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