Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

Cross Section of the Hôtel de Ville Seen in Perspective Showing the Decoration and Illumination of the Courtyard and Rooms Created on the Occasion of the Ball Given the Night of August 30 and 31, 1739

1739-1740

Jacques-François Blondel

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Title

Cross Section of the Hôtel de Ville Seen in Perspective Showing the Decoration and Illumination of the Courtyard and Rooms Created on the Occasion of the Ball Given the Night of August 30 and 31, 1739

Date

1739-1740

Description

This cross-section of a building allows a unique view into a French royal wedding. The partiers are dressed in costume and dance in the Parisian town hall. No expense was spared in the lavish celebration, from flowers to drinks to the elaborate false ceiling painted to look like the sky.
Inscription: upper center in black: J. F. BLONDEL
Medium: pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, and watercolor with gouache, over graphite
Dimensions: Sheet: 42.9 x 69.5 cm (16 7/8 x 27 3/8 in.); Secondary Support: 53.9 x 89.6 cm (21 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.)
Credit Line: Bequest of Muriel Butkin
Accesion Number: 2008.408
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Location

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art

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