"This is a rare example of a printed book containing the suites of illustrations created by the Martinet enterprise at the end of the 1760s. A team of artists created six illustrations for a projected series of luxury editions of opéras-comiques, including this scene from Rose et Colas, a highly successful mixture of pastoral, farce, and sentiment."--Exhibition label, Visions of the Stage: Prints and Drawings, 1600-1800, 2008
Libretto by Sedaine. Cf. Grove's Dictionary of music and musicians. -- Libretto by M.J. Sedaine. Cf. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. -- Etched plates by F. Marie Queverdo and Marie Thérèse Martinet. -- CAI copy in modern boards with leather label. -- Based on a tale by La Fontaine. Libretto by Sedaine; music by Monsigny
ND553 Q84.5 R68 1772
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library
In conjunction with the symposium "Visions of the Stage: Theater, Art, and Performance in France, 1600–1800" this exhibition draws on works in the collections of the Clark and the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, and includes drawings, prints, and books relating to theater and performance, including drawings by Jean-Antoine Watteau, illustrations by François Boucher and many others, as well as costume designs, portraits of actors, and designs for theaters.
Included in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute exhibition titled "Visions of the Stage: Prints and Drawings, 1600-1800" August 23, 2008 - November 16, 2008