• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2178

    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 488

    TURIN 1771 -- [PRINTS]. ROBILANT, Giovanni Battista Nicolas de. Complete set of four etched plates recording the festival held in Turin between 18 and 21 April 1771 to celebrate the marriage of the Comte de Provenence, the future LOUIS XVIII (1755-1824), King of France, to MARIA GIUSEPPINA of Savoy (1753-1810). Turin: Honoré Delrosi, 1771. 258 x 404 mm and smaller.

    Price Realised  

    TURIN 1771 -- [PRINTS]. ROBILANT, Giovanni Battista Nicolas de. Complete set of four etched plates recording the festival held in Turin between 18 and 21 April 1771 to celebrate the marriage of the Comte de Provenence, the future LOUIS XVIII (1755-1824), King of France, to MARIA GIUSEPPINA of Savoy (1753-1810). Turin: Honoré Delrosi, 1771. 258 x 404 mm and smaller.

    The architect of the festive apparati was Count Giovanni Battista Nicolis de Robilant. He and PIETRO BONVICINO made the drawings of the apparati which were then etched by PIETRO PIEROLERI and VITTORIO BOASSO for this series. Peyrot Torino nei secoli 199. (4)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766