[Lully, Jean-Baptiste. (1632-1687)] Lully, Jean-Louis. (1667-1688) & Lambert, Madeleine. (1643 - 1720)
Autograph Receipt of Wages and Signed Document
Very rare autograph document signed by the French composer and youngest son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, who died at the age of 21 on December 23, 1688, having inherited his father's job as court composer to Louis XIV in 1687. The document acknowledging the receipt of his wages as surintendant et compositeur de la musique de la chambre du roi. 1 page, on vellum. Dated August 26, 1687 (signed "J. L. de Lully") . 9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15.3 cm). Together with a document signed by his mother, Madeleine Lambert, the widow of Jean-Baptiste Lully and daughter of composer Michel Lambert. Printed document with autograph additions, dated December 23, 1699 and signed by Lambert and seven others; 3 pp. 8.75 x 13 inches (22.5 x 33 cm).
Some light toning and staining to the documents, consistent with their age; overall well-preserved and in very good to fine condition. From the collection of Henry Prunières.
The youngest son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Louis Lully was a proficient composer, although probably not any more accomplished than his brothers, Louis and Jean-Baptiste fils. He succeeded his father as surintendant and composer to the court after Lully's death, but only held the position for less than two years before his early death at age 21. Madeleine Lambert was the daughter of the composer Michel Lambert; she married J.-B. Lully in 1662.