Decurso ad Capita et quinque Turmarum in Amphitheatro stationes dispositæ. Dies primaAdditional title: Courses de testes et dispositions des cinq quadrilles dans l'Amphiteatre, première journéeAdditional title: Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour, en l'année 1662
NamesSilvestre, Israël, 1621-1691 (Engraver)Chauveau, François, 1613-1676 (Associated name)Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703 (Associated name)
Prints depicting dance
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1670Place: ParisPublisher: Imprimerie royale
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFM Sil I Dec 1
TopicsTuileries Palace (Paris, France)Horse ballet -- France -- 17th centuryPageants -- France -- 17th century
NotesArtist's name and French title supplied by vendor.Funding: Purchased with funds from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Acquisition: Purchase; Paul Prouté, 2003.Biographical/historical: Held in June 1662, Le Grand Carrousel was a three-day series of entertainments organized by Louis XIV of France to celebrate the birth of the dauphin. Its noble participants were divided into five quadrilles named after national groups selected for their prestige or exoticism: Romans (led by the king himself), Persians, Turks, Indians, and Native Americans. The riders and horses in each group were elaborately costumed, and the festivities, often accompanied by music, allowed them to show off their horsemanship in processions, pageants, and games of skill.Biographical/historical: Double-page plate from Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour, en l'année 1662. The book, commissioned by Louis XIV, included text by Charles Perrault (best remembered for his fairy tales) and illustrations by Israël Silvestre and François Chaveau.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 print : etching, b&w ; 56 x 81 cm., plate mark 54 x 76 cm.
DescriptionDepiction of an equestrian display presented in the amphitheatre in front of the Tuileries Palace in Paris, on the first day of Le Grand Carrousel.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 806954030NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15857008Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 356f31c0-ac0d-0133-7667-00505686a51c
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