L'Evenement au Bal
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A young man in masquerade dress, kneeling to kiss the hand of a young woman, who sits in an alcove behind a curtain on the right, removing her mask, hidden by a companion who stands before the man and acts as intermediary; table set with food to left, dancers in the background to right; after Eberts.
Mezzotint with some etching, printed in red ink
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 340 millimetres
- Width: 243 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered below the image in French and German with the title (Das Schictsal auf dem Bal'), six lines of verse in French, eight of German, and 'I.H.E. inv. S. Freudeberg. del. // Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard London.'
This is one of a number of similar mezzotints after Eberts and Freudeberg: 2010,7081.894, 1232, 1243, 3250. The address of Bowles is fictitious, and the plates were made in Germany.
They are copied in reverse direction from plates in the first series of the 'Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle', published by Denis Charles Buldet in 1774. For the original of this plate see 1925.0114.11.
German XVIIIc Unmounted Roy
- With contribution from: British Museum Friends
- With contribution from: National Heritage Memorial Fund
- With contribution from: The Art Fund
- With contribution from: Friends of Prints and Drawings
- With contribution from: Mrs Charles Wrightsman
- With contribution from: Michael Marks Charitable Trust
- Purchased from: Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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Object reference number: PPA305907
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