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Bound Print, Décoration du bal masque donné par le roy dans la grande Galerie du Château de Versailles, à l’occasion du Mariage de Louis Dauphin de France avec Marie Thérèse Infante d’Espagne, la nuit du XXV. au XXVI février. M.D. CCXLV. (Decoration for the masked ball given by the king in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, on the occasion of the marriage of Louis Dauphin of France to Marie Thérèse of Spain, the night of the 25th to the 26th February, 1745)

This is a bound print. It was designed by Michel de Bonneval and engraved by Charles-Nicolas Cochin the elder and Charles Nicolas Cochin the younger and published by Menus-Plaisirs du Roi. 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.

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: C.N. Cochin filius delineavit; lower right: C.N. Cochin Pater Sculp.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center: DECORATION DU BAL MASQUÉ DONNÉ PAR LE ROY / Dans la grande Gallerie du Chateau de Versailles, à l’occasion du Mariage de LOUIS DAUPHIN DE FRANCE AVEC MARIE THERESE INFANTE D’ESPAGNE, la nuit du XXV. au XXVI Fevrier. M.D. CCXLV. / Cette Feste Ordonnée par M. Le Duc De Richelieu Pair de France en exercice de Premier Gentilhom[m]e de la Chambre DU ROY, à été 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, Décoration du bal masque donné par le roy dans la grande Galerie du Château de Versailles, à l’occasion du Mariage de Louis Dauphin de France avec Marie Thérèse Infante d’Espagne, la nuit du XXV. au XXVI février. M.D. CCXLV. (Decoration for the masked ball given by the king in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, on the occasion of the marriage of Louis Dauphin of France to Marie Thérèse of Spain, the night of the 25th to the 26th February, 1745); Designed by Michel de Bonneval (French, d. 1766); Engraved by Charles-Nicolas Cochin the elder (French, 1688 - 1754), Charles Nicolas Cochin the younger (1715 - 1790); Published by Menus-Plaisirs du Roi; France; etching and engraving on paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-205-8

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