Coup d'oeil exact de l'arrangement des Peintures au Salon du Louvre, en 1785.
A Paris, chez Bornet, peintre en miniature, Rue Guénégaud No.24. [n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving and etching. Framed. Printed area: 320 x 490mm (12½ x 19¼"). Unexamined out of frame. Slight foxing.
An extremely detailed interior view of the Salon, held in the Louvre in 1785. A large number of visitors are seen wandering in an enormous room with paintings hanging from floor to ceiling. The first of four views made by Martini, two of the Salons in the Louvre of 1785 and 1787 (see item ref: 35436), and two of the Royal Academy in 1787 and 1788. 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.
[Ref: 35438] £720.00