Atys : tragedie mise en musique

Atys : tragedie mise en musique

Date: 1720
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Description: Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to have a tragic ending. As the Prologue indicates, the tragedie itself is a divertissement to ease the king's mind of his impending duties. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Tragédie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: "In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that if love is place more highly than honor, it will bring unhappiness even to one of the immortals."
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First Loom for Weaving Stockings

First Loom for Weaving Stockings

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Date: 1750
Creator: unknown
Description: Main view of the first loom used for weaving stockings.
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Storia della musica

Storia della musica

Date: 1770
Creator: Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784.
Description: This is a copy of the second of three volumes of "Storia della musica" (Music History) by Giovanni Batista Martini. Each volume bears a different dedicatee: v.1: alla Sacra reale cattolica Maestà Maria Barbara; v.2: All'Altezza serenissima elettorale di Carlo Teodoro; v.3: a sua Altezza reale Don Ferdinando di Borbone. The t.p. of this volume is printed in red and black ink and decorated with a border that depicts various musical instruments. It also features an illustration of a minotaur and a young boy (presumably, the god Apollo) holding a lyre. This volume is divided in nine chapters and three dissertations. The start of each chapter and each dissertation features, within an ornamented oval-shaped frame, the notated music of a canon in a five-line staff with underlaid text taken from works by Hesiod, Homer, Anacreon, and Sophocles. The book contains maps of Greece and Asia Minor, as well as a table that summarizes the divisions of the breve and prolations translated to 18th century musical notation practice. Chapter 1 discusses the origins of music according to precepts passed down from antiquity and Greece as well as the theory of musical intervals. Chapter 2 discusses several Greek mythological figures and a ...
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Thetis et Pelée; tragédie en musique

Thetis et Pelée; tragédie en musique

Date: 1716
Creator: Collasse, Pascal, 1649-1709 & Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757
Description: Pascal Collasse was one of the few opera composers able to secure successful performances in the years following Lully’s death. Collasse then went on to supply the music for the entire opera, Thétis et Pélée, which was premiered at the Paris Opéra on 11 January 1689. Thétis remained popular throughout Collasse’s lifetime, in spite of its rather weak plot. Owing to its success is primarily the music, including a significant storm scene in Act II. This departure from the Lullian tradition is perhaps Collasse’s most significant contribution to the tradition of French opera.
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Atys : tragédie lyrique en trois actes

Atys : tragédie lyrique en trois actes

Date: 1781
Creator: Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800; Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688 & Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Description: The story of Atys was first known operatically through Lully’s opera that premiered in 1676 at the court of St Germain-en-Laye. Marmontel adapted Quinault’s libretto and modified it by removing the prologue and divertissements. He also altered the plot; in lieu of Ovid’s metamorphic ending (to which Quinault had adhered), Atys commits suicide.
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Marquise de Pezé and the Marquise de Rouget with Her Two Children

Marquise de Pezé and the Marquise de Rouget with Her Two Children

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Date: 1787
Creator: Vigée-LeBrun, Elisabeth Louise
Description: None
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The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

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Date: 1764
Creator: Loo, Amédée van
Description: None
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Lady Elizabeth Delmé and Her Children

Lady Elizabeth Delmé and Her Children

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Date: 1777/1779
Creator: Reynolds, Joshua
Description: Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Delmé, seated under a tree with her left arm around a young boy and girl. A dog is seated in front of the children. Other trees are visible in teh background.
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
Description: The interior of the south transept is shown with its elaborately decorated ceiling and walls as well as the curved crossing pier.
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren, Abbey Buildings

Abbey Church of Ottobeuren, Abbey Buildings

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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
Description: The south facing wing of an abbey building is visible in this view. Part of the facade is blocked by a clump of trees. The building is three-stories and in a restrained Baroque style.
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren, Abbey Buildings

Abbey Church of Ottobeuren, Abbey Buildings

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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
Description: The three-story abbey buildings and the inner courtyard are shown in this view. The buildings are decorated with quoins and simple pediments on some windows and less elaborate linear decoration around other windows. A small fountain is situated in the center of the courtyard.
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

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Date: 1750~
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
Description: A full view of the west facade is shown with its two bell towers.
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Cathedral of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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Date: 1748
Creator: unknown
Description: The view is of the lower portion of the main facade of the cathedral. The large doors and the complex pediments above the doors are shown.
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Cathedral of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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Date: 1748
Creator: unknown
Description: The close detail of the exterior of the cathedral shows a decorated and sculptural pediment above a side door.
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Palacio de los Marquesas de Aguas Claras

Palacio de los Marquesas de Aguas Claras

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Date: 1760
Creator: unknown
Description: The arcade of the portico of the palace is shown and is the west flank of the plaza of the cathedral.
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Cathedral of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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Date: 1748
Creator: unknown
Description: The partial view of the facade of the Cathedral of Havana is seen from the portico of the Palacio del Marques de Arcos.
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Palacio de los Condes de Casa Bayona

Palacio de los Condes de Casa Bayona

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Date: 1750~
Creator: unknown
Description: The view is of the facade of the two-story palace. Also seen is the balcony running the width of the building. Spaced decorative finials on the rooftop are shown. The windows are topped with gentle curves and the sashes are painted blue. This palace is the south flank of the plaza of the Cathedral of Havana.
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Cathedral of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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Date: 1748
Creator: unknown
Description: The view is of the small door on the west side. Also shown are sculptural figures in the niches.
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Cathedral of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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Date: 1748
Creator: unknown
Description: The view is of the main front facade and twin towers of the cathedral. Brickwork, arched windows and decorated pediments are visible in this eighteenth-century cathedral.
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A View from the Fondamente Nuovo Looking Towards Murano

A View from the Fondamente Nuovo Looking Towards Murano

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Date: 1726/1728
Creator: Canaletto
Description: The seascape painting includes land in the foreground as well as in the distance. The brushstrokes in the sky are large and loose.
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Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Date: 1763~
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Description: Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
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[Theatre Royal Playbill]

[Theatre Royal Playbill]

Date: 1798
Creator: Drury Lane Theatre.
Description: One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next."
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A Cotillion

A Cotillion

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Date: 1788
Creator: Gillray, James
Description: One-half of a satirical cartoon depicts dancers in various poses in a horizontal line across the page.
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Caricature of Pizarro Contemplating the Product of His New Peruvian Mine

Caricature of Pizarro Contemplating the Product of His New Peruvian Mine

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Date: 1780/1799~
Creator: Gillray, James
Description: None
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