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Auction Location: 5125 Schaefer Road, Edina, MN 55436
Phone: 612-986-0303Lot Categories: Artwork (19), Furniture/Living Room (14), Outdoor/Patio (13), Lamps/Lighting (8), Furniture/Bedroom (6), Home Decor (6), Antiques/Vintage (5), Hobbies/Music (4), Furniture/Dining (3), Games/Toys (2)
05/27/2020 07:30 pm
Franklin's Reception at the Court of France, 1778]. Engraved by W.O. Geller of London after Baron Jolly, Brussels, copyright by William Jay, Charles Hardenberg and William H. Emerson, [Philadelphia], . Elephant folio (Platemark: 41 3/8 x 29½ in)., plus margins. Matted and framed. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. This exceptional, oversize print shows the newly arrived American minister Franklin in simple Quaker dress receiving a laurel leaf from the hands of Diane, Countess de Polignac. In a splendid interior with candelabra and drapery are assembled 16 prominent members of the court including King Louis XVI (1774-1793), Marie Antionette, the Comte de Vergennes (a signatory with Franklin of the crucial treaty of alliance), Duchesse Jules de Polignac, Princesse Lamballe, Mme. Campan, and a host of Counts, Countesses and ladies-in-waiting. The occasion depicted is the court celebration of the signing of the long-awaited Treaty of Alliance and Commerce, signed February 16, 1778, which authorized overt French assistance to the beleagured American colonies in their war against Britain.
Note water damage in lower left corner.
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