Design for Third Day: Theatre erected in the middle of the grand basin representing the Island of Alcine, where her enchanted palace appears rising from a small rock in which a ballet of several entrees was danced from Les Plaisirs de l'Ile Enchantée (Pleasures of the Enchanted Island)

Maker and role
Artist: Israel Sylvestre, French, 1621-1691
After: Carlo Vigarani, Italian, 1622-1713

Object detail

10 3/4 x 16 5/8in (27.3 x 42.2cm)
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Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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For the climax of Les Plaisirs de l'Ile Enchantée, Italian designer Carlo Vigarani created an outdoor stage setting consisting of a palace rising from a rocky island at the edge of a garden pool. Fireworks, which exploded upward like a cascading fountain, destroyed Alcine's palace and signaled that Roger had successfully broken free of the spell of her enchanted island and its illicit pleasures.


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