Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, and watercolor with gouache, over graphite
Support: On two sheets of beige laid paper, laid down on multi-ply paperboard, overmounted with decorative border
Sheet: 42.9 x 69.5 cm (16 7/8 x 27 3/8 in.); Secondary Support: 53.9 x 89.6 cm (21 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.)
Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.408
This cross-section of a building allows a unique view into a French royal wedding. The partiers are dressed in costume and dance in the Parisian town hall. No expense was spared in the lavish celebration, from flowers to drinks to the elaborate false ceiling painted to look like the sky.
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