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Troisième Journée: Rupture du Palais... [Third Day: The Palace Destroyed...], plate 9 from Les Plaisirs de l’Isle Enchantée, ou Les Festes et divertissements du Roy à Versailles [The Pleasures of the Enchanted Isle, or the Celebrations and Entertainments

1664
17th century
42.5 cm x 55 cm (16 3/4 in. x 21 5/8 in.)

Louvre Calcographie Publisher
Israël Silvestre (Nancy, France, 1621 - 1691, Paris) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, French
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.1876

This image records events during the same grand fête in 1664. On the third day of the festival, after the plays and other performances were finished, the theatrical set in the Estang basin was blown up in a magnificent fireworks display. Fireworks were frequently the culmination of grand feasts and the king employed only the best specialists. Silvestre took great care to show not only the fabulous spectacle, but also the large number of spectators attending and their reactions.

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