"AFBEELDINGE VAN 'T GROOTE BAL, gegeven bij H.K.H. Mevrouw de Princesse van Orange in Decemb: 1686 op de Saal van Orange in't Haagse Bosch ter eere der Geboorten van S.H. de Heere Prince van Orange / Representation de la grande Feste de S.A.R. Madame la Princesse d'Orange celebre (etc.)". The Hague, c. 1686/87. Engr. by D. Marot on 2 conjoined plates. 810 x 560 mm. Framed, glazed and under passepartout. (Uninspected out of frame, but in fine and clean condition).Phenomenal and impressive representation of the ball in the famous Orange Hall of the palace 'Huis ten Bosch' given by Maria Princess of Orange in honour of the birthday of William III, the Prince of Orange, December 1686. In the center of the floor the Prince and Princess (captured at the moment they open the ball), around this a large group sitting and standing nobles. At the top a portrait of the princess with putti, at the bottom a cartouche with the dedication to the princess with two female figures with violin and tambourine. Above the cartouche, seen on their backs, the musicians are playing. With titles and legends 1-12 in Dutch and French. Daniël Marot (1660/1661-1752), engraver, designer and architect, introduced the Louis XIV style in the Netherlands and England. - Frederik Muller 2681; Atlas v. Stolk 2715; Hollstein Dutch 7.