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Italian theater prints, circa 1550-1983

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Finding aid for the Italian theater prints, ca. 1550-1983
Series VII. Oversize materials, ca. 1685-1983 40.0 flat file folders
Series VII.C. Portraits of actors 1670-1847
Andreini, Francesco
Oversize
18** Portrait de comédien. Tableau de Dominique Feti, qui est dans le cabinet de m.r Crozat peint sur toile, haut de 37. pouces large 30. gravé par Nicolas de Larmessin Larmessin, Nicolas de, etcher Fetti, Domenico, designer [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 28.5 x 23.5; Sh. 33 x 24.9; Mt. 40 x 28
The three-quarter length portrait of an actor holding a mask is based on a painting by Domenico Fetti held at the Hermitage (inv. 153). The sitter has been identified as Italian commedia dell'arte actor Francesco Andreini, who was a founder of one of the earliest commedia dell'arte troupes the Compagnia dei Gelosi. Impressions of the etching were issued in the Recueil Crozat (t. II, 1729, plate 109).
18** Portrait de comédien. Tableau de Dominique Feti, qui est dans le cabinet de m.r Crozat peint sur toile, haut de 37. pouces large 30. gravé par Nicolas de Larmessin Larmessin, Nicolas de, etcher Fetti, Domenico, designer [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 28.3 x 23.3; Pl. 32.3 x 24.2; Sh. 51.5 x 38.8
The three-quarter length portrait of an actor holding a mask is based on a painting by Domenico Fetti held at the Hermitage (inv. 153). The sitter has been identified as Italian commedia dell'arte actor Francesco Andreini, who was a founder of one of the earliest commedia dell'arte troupes the Compagnia dei Gelosi. The print was issued in the Recueil Crozat (t. II, 1729, plate 109). Numbered in lower right corner of plate: 109.
Constantini, Angelo
Oversize
19** Icy de Mezetin rare et nouveau Protée … Vermeulen, Cornelis, engraver Troy, François de, designer [16--] 1 print : engraving. Im. 51.7 x 39; Pl. 56.3 x 40; Sh. 61.2 x 45.5
The engraving, based on a painting by François de Troy, is a portrait of Angelo Constantini dressed in costume for the role of Mezzetino. Inscribed: F. de Troy pinxit. / C. Vermeulen Sculp. Verses in the lower margin: Icy de Mezetin rare et nouveau Protée … / Dela Fontaine.
Ferretti, Luigi
Oversize
20** Luigi Ferretti. Eugenia Garcia. Cesare Badiali. cotesta imago ci ritragge in core, c'invita di riudirvi alla speranza - I Modenesi. Giugno 1847. 1 print : chalk lithograph. Sh. 65 x 45.5
The print shows a group portrait of three lyric singers from Modena: Luigi Ferretti, Eugenia Garcia, and Cesare Badiali.
Poisson, Raymond
Oversize
21** [Portrait of Raymond Poisson] Edelinck, Gérard, etcher A Paris : Chez I. Audran graveur du Roy au Gobelins [ca. 1682] 1 print : etching, engraving. Pl. 48.5 x 36.7; Sh. 50.3 x 38.8
The standing portrait is of Raymond Poisson dressed in costume for the role of Crispin. State 4 (cf. Robert-Dumesnil) In plate's lower margin, poem in quatrain: Le Peintre et le Graveur nous ont dans ce Portrait / Du celebre Crispin donné la ressemblance / … Ref.: Robert-Dumesnil, no. 299; Weigert, no. 100


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