Record number 05/463
TitleReprésentation Des Fêtes Données Par La Ville De Strasbourg Pour la Convalescence du Roi; à l'arrivée et pendant le séjour de Sa Majesté en cette Ville. Inventé, Dessiné et dirigé par J.M. Weis, Graveur de la Ville de Strasbourg.
Imprintà Paris.: Imprimé par Laurent Aubert, (1744.)
Physical Description20 p. (engr.), engr. t.pl., engr. port., 11 dble pl.: illus.; 598 mm. (Broadsheet.)
Physical Description NoteThe engraved title-plate is printed on two leaves pasted together.
Content Format Note[Engr. t.pl., engr. port.] - [Plates] - [Engr. text, 'Description Des Fêtes Données ...'].
Summary NoteNo publication-date is given on the title-plate. Several plates are captioned as representations of Louis XV's visit to Strasbourg in October 1744.

The plates and text describe the procession, arches, stages, decorations, pageants, jousts and fireworks marking the visit of Louis XV to the city, including a striking representation of an illuminated Strasbourg cathedral (pl. 7).
Responsibility NoteThe engraved portrait is signed as painted by C. Parrocel, the head by J. Chevallier after a bust by J.B. le Moine, and engraved by J.G. Will. The plates are all signed as designed, drawn and directed by J.M. Weis, and as engraved by J. Ph. Le Bas (apart from pl. 1, signed as engraved by M. Marvye, and pl. 10, signed as engraved by 'l'Auteur').

The headpiece and tailpiece of the engraved text are signed as designed and drawn by J.M. Weis and as engraved by Marvye. The borders of the text are signed on pp. 11, 12, as made by Babel. The engraved title-plate is signed as scripted by Le Parmentier and engraved by M. Marvic; the engraved portrait is also signed as scripted by Le Parmentier.
SubjectProcessions - Ceremonies - Pageants - Celebrations - Fireworks - France - Alsace - Strasbourg - History - 18th century
Triumphal arches - Temporary structures - Cathedrals - Public buildings - Streets - France - Alsace - Strasbourg - 18th century - Rococo
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - France - Alsace - Strasbourg - 18th century
Views - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
Name as Subject Louis XV, King of France, 1710 - 1774
Weis, Johann Martin, 1711 - 1751
ReferencesBibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire Du Fonds Français Après 1800, vol. 13 (1974), ed. Y. Sjöberg, nos. 29-39, p.104-7.

A general survey of European pageantry was B. Holme, Princely feasts and festivals: five centuries of pageantry and spectacle (1988).
Binding NoteRebound in full calf by Robert Paling (1998), gilt-tooled in period style with red morocco spine-label lettered 'Fêtes De Strasbourg'.
ProvenanceThe front paste-down carries the armorial book-plate of 'Sr. Charles Frederick Surveyor General of the Ordnance'. The verso of the front free end-paper carries the book-plate of 'Iohannes Phillip R.A.' Purchased for RA Library in 1873 (see 'List of Books Purchased', RA Annual Report for 1873, Appendix No. 5, p. 37).
Variant TitleDescription Des Fêtes Données
Contributors Weis, Johann Martin, 1711 - 1751, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Marvie, Martin, 1713 - 1813, engraver
Le Bas, Jacques Philippe, 1707 - 1783, engraver
Parrocel, Charles, 1688 - 1752, source artist
Chevallier, J., fl. 18th century?, draughtsman
Lemoyne, Jean-Baptiste, 1679 - 1731, source artist
Babel, Pierre Edmé, ca. 1720 - 1775, draughtsman, engraver
Wille, Johann Georg, 1715 - 1808, engraver
Le Parmentier, fl. 18th century?, draughtsman
Frederick, Charles, 1709 - 1785, previous owner
Phillip, John, R.A., 1817 - 1867, previous owner
Aubert, Laurent, after 1707 -, printer
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