Vue de l'interieur de la Salle des concerts a Felix Meritis.
Rare etching and aquatint printed in brown ink, from an unidentified publication. Image 155 x 205mm, 6 x 8".
Groups of figures chatting during an interval at a concert of chamber music in an impressive interior; musicians in the orchestra beyond. The Felix Meritis society was established by the middle classes of Amsterdam in 1777 for the promotion of arts and sciences, inspired by the ideals of The Enlightenment. The oval concert hall was the main music hall in Amsterdam until late into the 19th century and enjoyed a great international reputation. Many famous musicians performed there, including Robert and Clara Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Johannes Brahms and Julius Röntgen. The small hall of the Concertgebouw is a replica of this concert hall. The society was abolished in 1888.
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