Lauda-Conatum. Exposition au Salon du Louvre en 1787.
à Paris, chez Bornet, Rue Guénégaud No.24' and 'à Londres No.7 St Georges Row, Hyde Park. [n.d., c.1787.]
Engraving and etching. Framed. Printed area: 320 x 490mm (12½ x 19¼"). Unexamined out of frame. Slight damage & foxing.
An extremely detailed interior view of the Salon, held in the Louvre in 1787. A large number of visitors are seen wandering in an enormous room with paintings hanging from floor to ceiling. Some of the paintings in the centre of the image include portraits of Marie Antoinette, represented as a mother surrounded by her children, as well as Madame Elisabeth, sister of Louis XVI. The Salon, beginning in 1725 was the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1725, the Salon was held in the Palace of the Louvre, when it became known as 'Salon' or 'Salon de Paris'. In 1737, the exhibitions became public and were held, at first annually, and then biannually.
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