"Architecture, Théatre" FRANCE / THEATRE, Marie-Joseph Peyre, Charles De Wailly, architects.
"Architecture, Théatre"
"Architecture, Théatre"
"Architecture, Théatre"

"Architecture, Théatre"

Paris. No date. Ca. 1785.
Four copper engraved prints on laid paper (identified, in order, as plates 3, 4, 8 & 9) depicting aspects of the Théâtre-Français (the present-day Théâtre de L’Odéon) designed by Peyre and De Wailly, completed in 1782 with an opening ceremony presided over by Marie-Antoinette. The largest plate (# 9, a view of the exterior) is approximately 13 x 11 ¼ inches. A slightly smaller plate featuring two images (# 8, view of the stage and view of the foyer) is approximately 7 ½ x 11 ¾ inches. Plates 3 and 4, both on sheets size 8 ¾ x 6 ½ inches, depict audience seating and adjacent spaces, viewed from above (# 3) and the bowl-shaped dome and its surround, viewed from below (# 4). (It should be noted that the abraded binding edge of plate 3 is immediately adjacent to the printed frame that surrounds the image.) The four prints, each offering a very strong impression, and are in good clean condition with issue to #3 noted. Item #55065

Price: $485.00