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The Fire at the Opera II

Author: Hubert François GravelotFourquevaux, Marquis deEmmanuel BocherLouis Olry-RoedererA S W RosenbachAll authors
Publisher: ca. 1767.
Edition/Format:   Image : Original artwork : No Linguistic Content
Publication:Twenty-One Drawings for Book Illustrations
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Sketch shows two allegorical female figures representing Prudence and the City of Paris in front of the burning opera house, the latter seated in an attitude of despair as the former gestures towards a pump and barrel.
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Genre/Form: Drawings
Illustrations
Named Person: Maille Dussaussoy
Material Type: Original artwork
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert François Gravelot; Fourquevaux, Marquis de; Emmanuel Bocher; Louis Olry-Roederer; A S W Rosenbach; John F Fleming
OCLC Number: 746791377
Notes: Title from Kraemer.
Design evidently inspired by the destruction of the great hall of the Paris Opera by fire on April 6, 1763.
Preparatory drawing by Gravelot for an engraved frontispiece illustration for Maille Dussaussoy's Le Citoyen désinteresse, ou, Diverses idées patriotiques (Paris : Gueffier, 1767-1768).
Published engraving after Gravelot's design surmounted by engraved text, "L'Incendie de L'Opera", with three caption below reading "L'Administration de la Police, Sous la Figure de la Prudence, Console le Ville de Paris, en lui montrant les secours qu'elle fait préparer."
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Sketch shows two allegorical female figures representing Prudence and the City of Paris in front of the burning opera house, the latter seated in an attitude of despair as the former gestures towards a pump and barrel.

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