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Title
Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790
Names
Berthault, Pierre Gabriel, 1737-1831 (Attributed name)
Prieur, J.-L. (Jean-Louis), 1759-1795 (Associated name)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1790 - 1791 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ber P Fet 1
Topics
Bastille Day
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
Genres
Prints
Notes
Title penciled below etching by an unknown hand.
Acquisition: Purchased with general book funds; C. Mas, January 1989.
Biographical/historical: Probably an earlier state of a print titled Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790, engraved by Pierre Gabriel Berthault after Jean-Louis Prieur. The version held by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France shows a nighttime scene, with a darkened sky that points up the brilliance of the illuminations, particularly the central obelisk and the umbrella-like top of the pole at left.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 1 print : etching, b&w ; 30 x 45 cm., plate mark 24 x 28 cm.
Description
Depiction of a celebration in Paris commemorating the first anniversary of the taking of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. An illuminated obelisk stands at center, flanked by two smaller obelisks in the background. Two poles stand at either side, each with a man ascending or preparing to ascend it. Men and women dance in a circle around the central obelisk.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825550850
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759727
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d0ded10-ead2-0133-8d96-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1737: Creator Born
  • 1790: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1831: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1790 - 1791. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cfc55610-ead6-0133-31d3-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cfc55610-ead6-0133-31d3-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1790 - 1791). Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cfc55610-ead6-0133-31d3-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs-Elysées, le 18 juillet 1790