Two chromolithographs "Grand foyer de l'Opéra de Paris", in "Le nouvel Opera de Paris" 19th century
This pair of 19th century chromolithographs by Daumont presents two views of the grand foyer and loggia of the Paris Opera. On one, there is a view of a detail of a bay decorated with an "Italia" medallion painted by Paul Baudry for the Paris Opera. Mademoiselle Suzon du Locle, a child, is holding a cartouche in her hands where we can read the artist's signature "BAUDRY", accompanied by two geniuses, one lying on his side, resting his chin on a violin and looking at the spectator, the other shaking a tamburello. The second lithograph shows the north tympanum of the octagonal west salon, on the Rotunda of the Moon side. A door surrounded by two candelabras and overhung by a very large painting by Félix-Joseph Barrias "La Musique champêtre" (Country Music) representing characters basking in nature is immortalized here. These two chromolithographs were published in 1880 by Ducher et Compagnie for the book "Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris".
- Peintures décoratives de Paul Baudry au grand foyer de l'Opéra : étude critique / Émile Bergerat ; avec préface de Théophile Gautier", Ed. Michel Lévy frères (Paris), 1875.
- Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris, Ed. Ducher et Cie, 1880, vol. II.
- With frame : 61x4x80
- Engraving only : 54x36
Dim: W: 61cm, D: 4cm, H: 80cm.
Dim: W: 24in, D: 1,6in, H: 31,5in.
Condition report : Very good condition. New frame.