Item #39532 Fine portrait engraving by Gérard Edelinck (1665-1707). Paris, 18th century. Jean Baptiste LULLY.
LULLY, Jean Baptiste 1632-1687

Fine portrait engraving by Gérard Edelinck (1665-1707). Paris, 18th century


Plate impression 257 x 192 mm. On laid paper.

The composer is depicted half-length turned right and looking forward, with long curled wig, within an oval border. Coat of arms at lower portion of oval and "Jean Baptiste Lully. Sur-intendant de la Musique du Roy." printed below image.

Minor horizontal creases; small 2 cm. tear to upper corner extending from edge of plate impression into margin.

BnF Notice no: FRBNF39622644. British Museum #1855,0512.174.

"Lully, regarded throughout Enlightenment Europe as the leading figure in French music, created a style which was truly his own, drawing on many sources which he was probably better able to assimilate than anyone else in his time. The language he forged, and to which he sometimes brought exceptional breadth, could leave no one indifferent, and it still attracts audiences today with its power, clarity, equilibrium, coherence, poetry and exquisite sensitivity." Jérôme de La Gorce in Grove Music Online.

Item #39532

Price: $600.00  other currencies

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