Day three, "Le Malade imaginaire" - Jean Lepautre
Modern proof printed on Pascal Jeanjean paper, laid 250 gr.
Last 10 draws made in November 2018.
Dated, numbered, stamped - delivered with certificate of authenticity.
"...] After the snack, which was very beautiful, Her Majesty having climbed the canal in superbly decorated gondolas, was followed by music, violins and oboes in a large vessel. Then the King went down to the head of the canal, and having entered the carriage, went to the theatre that had been set up in front of the cave for the representation of the comedy of the Imaginary Sick, Mr. Molière's last work.
The appearance of the cave served as a backdrop to this theatre, which was two and a half feet high. The frontispiece was a large architraved cornice, supported at both ends by two massifs with rustic ornaments, and similar to those that appear outside the cave. In each massif there were two niches, where on pedestals one could see two figures representing Hercules holding his club, and knocking down the Hydra, and on the other side Apollo leaning on his bow, and trampling on the snake Python [....]".
Excerpt from the Divertissements de Versailles given by the King to his entire Felibian court André, Paris, 1674.
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- Size of the sheet :
- H. 38cm L. 56 cm
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
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- Editor :
- Ateliers d'art de la Rmn-GP
- Original work kept at :
- Chalcographie du Louvre