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Image: The Masked Ball, Given to the King and Queen by the City of Paris on 23 January 1782 on the Occasion of the Birth of the Dauphin

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The Masked Ball, Given to the King and Queen by the City of Paris on 23 January 1782 on the Occasion of the Birth of the Dauphin

18th century
521 x 397 mm (20.5 x 15.6 in.)

Jean-Michel Moreau, aka Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune, French, (1741–1814)
After P. L. Moreau, French

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Dessiné d’apres nature et gravé par J.M. Moreau le je.” with full inscriptions
Bibliography: Bocher 200; Draibel 40; Portalis and Beraldi 38 ii/ii (vol. 2, p. 161). The “Mercure de France” of 24 January 1782 describes the enormous crowds at the event. Upon entering the ballroom, the King and Queen were so closely surrounded that the Queen cried, “I am suffocating” and the King was obliged “de se faire place à coups de coude. Malgré cela, ils ont paru s’amuser” [quotation from unknown source].
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D1.4

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  • dance - Performing art form realized in rhythmic movement, creating visual designs by a series of poses and tracing of patterns through space in the course of measured units of time. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added.]
  • dancers - Use for those who engage in the activity of dancing or who practice the art of dance, especially as a profession. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added. November 1992 alternate term added.]
  • festivals - Gala occasions devoted to community observances, such as harvests or anniversaries of notable persons; also cultural events consisting typically of a series of performances of works in the arts. W [May 1991 alternate term added.]
  • France - TGN 1000070
  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • Paris - TGN 7008038

  • plate Dimensions: 521 x 397 mm (20.5 x 15.6 in.)

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