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A large, early 18th century French Louis XV period, copper-plate etching depicting the Terrace of the Chateau of Versailles on the occasion of the Royal wedding between Elizabeth of France, daughter of King Louis XV and Don Philip of Spain, son of King Philip V of Spain, on the 20th of August 1739. Signed and dated on the bottom-right ‘Charles Nicolas Cochin' (Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils, Paris 1715-1790), dated in Roman numerals 1739.
(From Wikipedia): Charles Nicolas Cochin was employed by the young King Louis XV to make engravings to commemorate every birth, marriage, and funeral at the king's court, and from 1739 he was formally attached as designer and engraver to the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi", where all such ephemeral occasions were produced.Please note: an identical etching to this one is on display at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.