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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.022
Title Figure XV: représentation du bateau construit pour le feu d'artifice tiré sur la Seine devant le Louvre quatre jours après l'entrée de Louis XIV et de Marie-Thérèse à Paris- le 30 août 1660. Recueil édité sous le règne de Louis XIV
Artist Marot, Jean, the elder, 1619-1679
Date 1662
Description View of an ornamental three mast (fore, main, and mizzen) ship with a dolphin wearing a closed crown and mermaid figurehead on the bow; a merman is holdings the coat of arms and surrounded my navigation tools is on the stern; also on deck of the ship in the stern are two angels holding a globe and a man wearing a feather headdress and skirt; a sun with Louis XIV's monogram is in above the ship; a man is shooting fireworks in a boat in the right foreground and a tower is shooting fireworks in the left foreground; this display on the River Seine is celebrating the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Paris in 1660; the ship is a representation of the Argo, from the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Etching
Dimensions H-27.7 W-38.6 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Marot fe.
Signed Name Location Lower Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks upper left, in pencil: #22

?watermark: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2
Inscription Location Within composition
Inscriptions and Marks on shields from left to right:
"Diuino || foedere || tuta."; "Contemnit || tuta || procellas"; "Tunto || Secura || magistro"; "Cur non || ad sydera || tendam"; "Portans || cum || Pallade || Typhin"; "Modo || nulla || tonitrua || trubant" ; and "Plenis || subit || ostia || Velis"
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Marot, Jean, the elder, 1619-1679
Notes n.d.
Related Publications Jean Tronçon's 'Entrée triomphante de leurs Majestez Louis XIV roy de France et de Navarre et Marie Therese d'Autriche son epouse dans la ville de Paris...' (Paris: Pierre Le Petit, Thomas Joly et Louis Bilaine, 1662). before title page. Figure XV: représentation du bateau construit pour le feu d'artifice tiré sur la Seine devant le Louvre quatre jours après l'entrée de Louis XIV et de Marie-Thérèse à Paris- le 30 août 1660. Recueil édité sous le règne de Louis XIV