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Perspective View of the Decoration on the Terrace of the Palace of Versailles for the Illumination and Fireworks Display on the Occasion of the Birth of Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, 30 December 1751

18th century

Martin Marvie, French, (1713–1813)
Jean Ouvrier, French, (1725–1784)
After Charles-Nicolas Cochin, II, French, (1715–1790)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving
Edition: Etched by Marvie and completed in engraving by Ouvrier
Bibliography: Nagler 3 (vol. 9, p. 400).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1970
Accession Number: 1970.29.1

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  • 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.]
  • fireworks (visual works) - Pictorial or ornamental displays of light, sound, or smoke created using explosive equipment typically consisting of a paper case containing combustible material, an oxidizing agent, and sometimes a metal salt for coloring. For the explosive devices, use "fireworks (explosive equipment)." [March 1994 descriptor added.]
  • palaces - Use for official residences, frequently large and impressively appointed, of sovereigns or other high dignitaries; for other large stately dwellings but not official residences, use "mansions." [July 1995 descriptor moved.]
  • perspective - Use for any graphic method concerned with conveying an impression of depth or for representation by means of geometric projection using one or more vanishing points.

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