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Bound Print, Veüe perspective de la décoration élevée sur la terrasse du Château de Versailles pour l’illumination et le feu d’artifice qui a été tiré à l’occasion du mariage de Madame Louise-Elisabeth de France avec Don Philippe Second Jnfant d’Espagne le XXVI Aoust M.DCC. XXXIX. (Perspective view of the decorations built on the terrace of the Castle of Versailles for the illumination and fireworks launched for the occasion of the marriage of Madame Louise-Elisabeth of France to Philip of Spain, August 26, 1739)

This is a bound print. It was designed by Michel de Bonneval and published by Menus-Plaisirs du Roi and engraved by Charles Nicolas Cochin the younger. It is dated 1756 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

60.5 × 97.5 cm (23 13/16 × 38 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left : De Bonneval inv. ; lower right : Peint en grand par Perot. Reduit et gravé par C.N. Cochin le fils.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center : VEÜE PERSPECTIVE DE LA DÉCORATION ÈLEVÉE SUR LA TERRASSE DU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES POUR L’ILLUMINATION ET LE FEU D’ARTIFICE QUI A ÈTÉ TIRÉ A L’OCCASION DU MARIAGE DE MADAME LOUISE-ELISABETH DE FRANCE AVEC DON PHILIPPE SECOND JNFANT D’Espagne LE XXVI. AOUST M. DCC. XXXIX. / Cette Feste ordonnée par M. Le Duc de Gesvres en exercice de Premier Gentilhomme de la Chambre du Roy, a èté conduitte par M. de Bonneval Intendant et Controlleur general de l’Argenterie, Menus, / Plaisirs, et affaires de la Chambre de Sa Majesté.

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Bound Print, Veüe perspective de la décoration élevée sur la terrasse du Château de Versailles pour l’illumination et le feu d’artifice qui a été tiré à l’occasion du mariage de Madame Louise-Elisabeth de France avec Don Philippe Second Jnfant d’Espagne le XXVI Aoust M.DCC. XXXIX. (Perspective view of the decorations built on the terrace of the Castle of Versailles for the illumination and fireworks launched for the occasion of the marriage of Madame Louise-Elisabeth of France to Philip of Spain, August 26, 1739); Designed by Michel de Bonneval (French, d. 1766); France; etching and engraving on paper; 60.5 × 97.5 cm (23 13/16 × 38 3/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-205-3

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