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ID: 700000304Record Type: Movable Work
Feu d'artifice exécuté le 25 aoust 1777 sur le glacis de la ville de Soleure par ordre de Son Excellence monsieur le marquis de Vergennes ambassadeur de Sa Majesté très chretienne en Suisse, à l'occasion du renouvellement d'alliance entre l'auguste couronne de France et le louable corps helvétique (etching (print); Mechel, Christian von (printmaker, 1737-1817), after drawing...; published 1779; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; (CMalG)1394-070; accession number: P950001** (FF. 50))
Note: From series of four prints after drawings by Lorenz Ludwig Midart, known as Cérémonie du renouvellement de l'alliance entre la France et la Suisse, 1779; The fireworks spectacle held on 25 August 1777 in Solothurn was ordered by Jean Gravier, Marquis de Vergennes and Ambassador of France in Switzerland, in celebration of the renewal of the alliance between France and the Swiss Confederation; Forms part of Brock fireworks collection (Special Collections accn. no. P950001**)
Titles:
Feu d'artifice exécuté le 25 aoust 1777 sur le glacis de la ville de Soleure par ordre de Son Excellence monsieur le marquis de Vergennes ambassadeur de Sa Majesté très chretienne en Suisse, à l'occasion du renouvellement d'alliance entre l'auguste couronne de France et le louable corps helvétique (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Fireworks spectacle held in Solothurn, Switzerland, on 25 August 1777, celebrating the alliance between France and the Swiss Confederation (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
engraving (print) [300041340]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1779

Creator Display:
Mechel, Christian von (printmaker, 1737-1817), after drawings by Lorenz Ludwig Midart [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Mechel, Christian von (Swiss engraver and publisher, 1737-1817) [500057125]
draftsman Midart, Laurent Louis (Swiss engraver, 1733-1800) [500353676]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: (CMalG)1394-070; accession number: P950001** (FF. 50)
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print: etching, engraving, b&w
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)
engraving (printing process) [300053225]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: plate mark 35.2 x 44 cm, on sheet 36.2 x 45 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend

Specific Subjects:
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
fireworks (visual works) [300249836]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>) (AAT)
ephemeral structure [300007997]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by design>) (AAT)
international relations [300054441]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, social sciences, political science) (AAT)
France [1000070]
.....(Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
Jean Gravier, Marquis de Vergennes (French ambassador, 1718-1794) [500353677]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Solothurn [7007295]
.....(Solothurn (canton), Switzerland (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
Switzerland [7011731]
.....(Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)

Provenance: Jacques Vellekoop; London; Purchase; From the collection of Alan Brock and his son, Alan St. Hill Brock, English pyrotechnists
Inscriptions: Feu d'artifice exécuté le 25 aoust 1777 sur le glacis de la ville de Soleure par ordre de Son Excellence monsieur le marquis de Vergennes ambassadeur de Sa Majesté très chretienne en Suisse, à l'occasion du renouvellement d'alliance entre l'auguste couronne de France et le louable corps helvétique dessiné à Soleure par L. Midart en 1777 ; gravé sous la direction de Chr. de Mechel à Basle 1779.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Feu d'artifice exécuté le 25 aoust 1777 sur le glacis de la ville de Soleure par ordre de Son Excellence monsieur le marquis de Vergennes ambassadeur de Sa Majesté très chretienne en Suisse, à l'occasion du renouvellement d'alliance entre l'auguste couronne de France et le louable corps helvétique........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 672394
Fireworks spectacle held in Solothurn, Switzerland, on 25 August 1777, celebrating the alliance between France and the Swiss Confederation........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
........ Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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