1876 Chromolithograph Coronation Banquet Louis XV Music Historical Bishops XGGA9


This is an original 1876 duotone chromolithograph of the coronation banquet of Louis XV in the Grand Dining-Room of the Archiepiscopal Palace in France. To the left of the room are the Archbishops in their copes and mitres, who are sharing a table with the Bishops of Soissons, Amiens and Senlis in their hoods and rochets. Across the room are the six temporal peers of France. The adjoining image includes a more thorough description of those present, so please see the additional image for further interesting details!

Please note that there is a 1.5" blind circular emboss mark in the upper right corner of this item.

The chromolithograph process is a planographic (flat surface, as opposed to raised or relief) printing method, which is employed in creating multiple colored prints. The technique involves drawing an image onto a stone or zinc plate with a grease-based crayon. The stone is then gummed with gum arabic and nitric acid. Then, the stone is inked with oil-based paints and run through a printing press in conjunction with a sheet of paper, which is used to transfer the image onto the paper. Color is added by utilizing a separate stone to draw where the color is to be applied. It then passes through the printing press with a separate sheet of paper to which it is transferred. If a particular artwork employs a variety of colors, it is not unusual for up to 25 stones to be used in the process. Each piece of paper will run through the printing press for each individual color needed. Dependent on the detail, care and amount of colors, each print may take skilled workers several months to create. However, the opposite is also true, if the prints do not employ a great number of colors or detail the product may be easily mass produced in a more cost and time effective manner.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss in the top right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Duotone
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.75 inches; 16 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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Keywords specific to this image: music, instrument, ceremony, event, historical, fleur-de-lis