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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 I. Stage and theater design, ca. 1550-ca. 1860 5 boxes, 13 flat file folders 174 prints, 13 drawings
Series I.B. Views, plans, and sections of theaters, 1550-ca. 1829 1 box, 4 flat file folders 19 prints
Views and plans of theaters include those of the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence, the Teatro Farnese and Teatro regio in Parma, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, and the Teatro filarmonico in Verona. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by city, and within each city per date.
Amsterdam
For a representation of the Amsterdamse Schouwburg, see: Box 4*, folder 1.
Antwerp
Box Folder
5* 1 Dramata theatri pacis Borcht, Petrus van der, etcher [ca. 1595] 1 print : etching, letterpress. Pl. 33 x 44.3; Sh. 39.2 x 48.5
Pages 85-88 from Johannes Bochius, Descriptio pvblicae gratvlationis, spectacvlorvm et lvdorvm in adventv Sereniss. Principis Ernesti Archidvcis Avstriae … (Antverpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana [Apvd Vidvam Et Ioannem Moretvm], M.D.XCV [1595]), with a view of an amphitheater.
Florence
Box Folder
5* 2 [Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili, Florence] Degli Alli, Silvio, etcher Tacca, Ferdinando, architect [ca. 1658] 1 print : etching. Pl. 33 x 43.4; Im. 34.5 x 43.9; Mt. 38.3 x 47.7
Plate from Giovanni Andrea Moniglia's L'Hipermestra festa teatrale rappresentata dal sereniss. principe cardinale Gio. Carlo di Toscana … (In Firenze : Nella stamperia di S.A.S, 1658) depicting the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence, subsequently known as the Teatro della Pergola.
Ref.: Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 90, p. 191-192
For a representation of the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi, see: Box 1*, folder 8.
Isola Bella (Lake Maggiore)
Box Folder
5* 3 Teatro massimo dell'Isola Bella = Grand théatre de l'isle Belle Dal Re, Marc'Antonio, etcher; draftsman [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 29.7 x 40.2; Pl. 31.2 x 41; Sh. 44 x 58.5
The view of the Teatro massimo on Isola Bella differs from the one published in Ville di delizia, o siano palagi camparecci nello stato di Milano (Milan, 1726), reproduced in the facsimile reprint: Valsecchi, P. Ville di delizia (ill. XLIII). It is possibly an impression of the etching issued separately as a loose leaf. Inscribed in the lower center of plate: M. A. Dal Rè Sculp. C. P. S. CC M.
5* 3 Veduta a mezzo di del Isola Bella di Sua Ecc:za il sig. conte Boromeo Arese = Veüe du cote du midi de l'ill Belle de Son Exc: mons: le comte Charles Borromeo Dal Re, Marc'Antonio, etcher; draftsman [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 30 x 42; Pl. 31.2 x 42.7; Sh. 44 x 58.2
The panoramic view shows Isola Bella on Lago Maggiore, an island that was conceived as an outdoor theater. The print differs from the one of the same view published in Ville di delizia, o siano palagi camparecci nello stato di Milano (Milan, 1726), reproduced in the facsimile reprint: Valsecchi, P. Ville di delizia (ill. XLII). It is possibly an impression of the etching redesigned by the printmaker and issued separately as a loose leaf. Inscribed in the lower center of plate: Marc' Ant:' Dal Rè Sculp. C. P. S. CC M.
5* 3 Veduta al naturale del Isola Bella di Sua Eccel:za il sig:r conte Carlo Borromeo Arese sul Lago Maggiore Dal Re, Marc'Antonio, etcher; draftsman [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 30 x 42; Pl. 31.2 x 42.7; Sh. 44 x 58.2
The view of Isola Bella shows the Teatro massimo and the palace of the Borromeo family. The etching may have been issued by the printmaker as a loose print. Inscribed in the lower right corner of plate: Marc Antonio Dal Rè del., e fece. Inscribed in the lower center: Cum P.S.G.M. Not illustrated in: Valsecchi, P. Ville di delizia.
5* 3 Veduta del Isola Madre di Sua Eccza il sig: conte Carlo Borromeo Arese = Ueüe de l'isle Borromée dite l'isle Mere sur le Lac Majeur Dal Re, Marc'Antonio, etcher; draftsman [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 28.7 x 39; Pl. 30 x 39.8; Sh. 43.7 x 59
The view of Isola Madre on Lago Maggiore was issued as a loose leaf. Inscribed in the lower margin: M.A. Dal Rè Sculp. C. P. S. C.C. M.
Ref.: Valsecchi, P. Ville di delizia, pl. XLIV
Naples
Box Folder
5* 4 Veduta dell'interno del R.l teatro di S. Carlo, in Napoli, in tempo dei festini di ballo, nel carnevale, presa dal palco scenico [18--] 1 print : lithograph. Im. 23 x 30.5; Sh. 33 x 50
A view of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples during the carnival festivities. Several commedia dell'arte figures are shown among dancers.
Parma
Box Folder
5* 5 [Teatro regio in Parma] Sottili, Pietro, printmaker Costa, Antonio, printmaker Naudin, L., printmaker Dalcò, Antonio, printmaker Biaggi, P., printmaker Bettoli, Nicolò, architect 1829 5 prints : line engraving. Pl. 47.8 x 32.8; Sh. 54.3 x 36
Plates II-V and VIII from Paolo Toschi, Il nuovo teatro di Parma (Parma : Tipi Bodoniani, 1829) reproducing designs for the Teatro regio in Parma (1821-1829). A cross-section of the interior of the theater, an elevation of its facade, decoration of the vaults in the Salone and a ground-plan are included. Plate VIII, titled SIPARIO (A. Dalcò), illustrates a decoration by Borghesi for a theater curtain showing the triumph of Athena or Wisdom, and featuring Pegasus, nymphs, gods, and poet Dante.
5* 5 Teatro - ortografia interna pel lungo - facciata Costa, Antonio, printmaker Naudin, L., printmaker Bettoli, Nicolò, architect [ca. 1829] 1 print : line engraving. Pl. 35.7 x 45.9; Sh. 36 x 54.3
Plate V from Paolo Toschi, Il nuovo teatro di Parma (Parma : Tipi Bodoniani, 1829) showing a cross-section of the interior of the Teatro regio in Parma (1821-1829) and an elevation of its facade. Inscribed in the lower part of image: N. Bettoli inv. / L. Naudin e A. Costa inc. nello Studio I. T. Inscribed in upper right corner: Tav. V.
See also: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 10-11**
Prague
See: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 12**
Verona
Box Folder
5* 6 Theatrvm veronense: 1549 [1550] 1 fol. (4 p.) : woodcut. Im. 20.2 x 36.4; Sh. 32 x 41.5
Pages cccrj-cccriiii from Sebastian Münster's Cosmografia (1550) on Bononia (i.e. Bologna ), Luca (i.e. Lucca), and Verona, with a view by Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch and Meister Christoph in Strassburg of the amphitheater in Verona (p. cccrii-cccriii). Monograms in lower right of image: RMD / C.S.
Ref.: Peters, J. S. German masters of the sixteenth century, 19/pt. 2 of The illustrated Bartsch, p. 38
See also: Series VII. Oversize materials, FF. 13**
Vienna
Box Folder
5* 7 Teatro Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, architect; draftsman [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 18 x 51.2; Sh. 20.2 x 51.3
Ground plan of a theater with inscriptions specifying the roles of the macchine and of the different areas of the theater. Inscribed in lower margin: Joseph Galli Bibiena … / Van der Bruggen et J. H. Märtin Sculp: Viena.


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