Le Concert / Au Madame la Comtesse de Saint Brisson

Accession Number

Le Concert / Au Madame la Comtesse de Saint Brisson


Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
engraving and etching on paper

15 1/2 in x 19 in (39.37 cm x 48.26 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
This musical performance is set in the circular concert room of the Hôtel Soubise in Paris, the residence of the Prince de Rohan-Soubise.

Physical Description
The circular room’s ceiling is painted with a sky motif populated by cupids; the room also features ornamental mouldings above four windows that depict musical instruments, and busts on pedestals are placed between the windows. A large number of well-dressed men and women sit while a group of musicians in the center of the room perform on a piano, flutes, cellos, a harp, and other stringed instruments. The print is framed by an ornamental border, and a stretch of tasseled fabric below the scene contains a title and a coat of arms.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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French (culture or style)
aristocracy (social class)
concert halls
customs (social)
etching (printing process)
etchings (prints)
fashion (concept)
interior architecture (object genre)
leisure events
music (performing arts)
musical instruments
salons (rooms for entertaining)

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