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Italian theater prints, circa 1550-1983

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Series I. Stage and theater design, ca. 1550-ca. 1860 5 boxes, 13 flat file folders 174 prints, 13 drawings
Series I.A. Stage designs, ca. 1550-ca. 1860 4 boxes, 9 flat file folders 155 prints, 13 drawings
The subseries includes complete suites of prints of stage designs for the performances of Il giudizio di Parigi (Giulio Parigi, Florence, 1608), La regina sant'Orsola (Giulio Parigi, Florence, 1625), La flora (Alfonso Parigi, Florence, 1628), La finta pazza (Giacomo Torelli, Paris, 1645), Les noces de Pelée et de Thetis (Giacomo Torelli, Paris, 1654), and Ercole in Tebe (Ferdinando Tacca, Florence, 1668). Northern European scenographers that are featured in this subseries include Hans Vredeman de Vries and Martin Engelbrecht. The subseries is arranged chronologically.
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1* 1 [Perspectival stage set with townscape and statue of Marcus Aurelius] [15--] 1 print : engraving. Sh. 28 x 41.5
Stage design with a townscape featuring a temple in the center. In the background, an artist seated on the steps of the central temple is drawing the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Inscription on pediment of building at right: SVNTVS CENSVM NONSVPERET.
Ref.: The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, no. 169
1* 2 Sciena o' uero prospetiva uol' dire scenographia … Cartaro, Mario, designer [15--] 1 print : engraving. Im. 17.5 x 11.7; Pl. 17.8 x 12.4; Sh. 26.7 x 18.8
The stage design with a townscape is inscribed in the lower left: Marius Cartarius inuentor. Three-line inscription in the plate's lower margin, with below frame of image, three letters inscribed: P. / S. / F.
Not listed in Bartsch.
1* 3 [Small architectural perspective views] Vredeman de Vries, Hans, designer Cock, Hieronymus, publisher [Antwerp] : H. Cock excvdebat cvm privilegio regis, 1562. 1562 6 prints : etching. Sh. 14.7 x 20.4<local xmlns:ns3="urn:isbn:1-931666-22-9" xmlns:ns2="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"/>
Six prints from a suite comprised of a dedication plate to Antoine Perrenot, Cardinal de Granvelle, and 28 etchings of architectural views. The impression of the prints is from the first state. The imprint is from the first print (Hollstein 78).
Ref.: Hollstein, vol. XLVII/pt. I, no. 78-79, 82, 85, 90, 96
1* 4 [Apollo and the Python] Carracci, Agostino, etcher Buontalenti, Bernardo, designer [ca. 1589-1592] 1 print : etching, engraving. Sh. 24.3 x 34.3
Stage design for the third intermezzo of La pellegrina performed at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence on the evening of May 2, 1589 in celebration of the wedding of Ferdinand I de' Medici to Princess Christine of Lorraine.
State 1 (cf. De Grazia) Ref.: De Grazia, D. Prints and related drawings, no. 153
1* 5 [Intermezzi for La pellegrina in the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence] Carracci, Agostino, etcher Buontalenti, Bernardo, designer [ca. 1589-1592] 2 prints : etching, engraving. Pl. 24.7 x 34.8; Sh. 25.4 x 35.3
Stage designs for the first and third intermezzi of La pellegrina performed at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence on the evening of May 2, 1589 in celebration of the wedding of Ferdinand de' Medici to Princess Christine of Lorraine. State 3 of [Harmony of the spheres] with imprint erased (cf. De Grazia); State 2 of [Apollo and the Python] with address: filippo Suchielli for Siena (cf. De Grazia)
Ref.: De Grazia, D. Prints and related drawings, no. 153-154
1* 6 [Scene of hell, possibly of Orpheus in hell] [ca. 1600?] 1 drawing : ink on paper. Sh. 28 x 20
The drawing shows a figure leaving a cave built into the rocks. Flames are rising from the waterway and buildings are burning. The drawing was listed in the dealer's inventory as representing Orpheus in hell (Orfeo all'inferno) and possibly being related to a performance of Euridice in 1600. This opera by Jacopo Peri and Ottavio Rinuccini was performed at the Pitti Palace in Florence on Oct. 6, 1600 in celebration of the wedding of Maria de' Medici to Henry IV, King of France. In ink: … scacciate ogni / speranza / ch' / entrate.
1* 7 [Intermezzi for Il giudizio di Parigi at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence] Cantagallina, Remigio, etcher Parigi, Giulio, etcher; designer 1608 7 prints : etching. Im. 17.3 x 26.4; Pl. 18.8 x 26.6; Sh. 27.5 x 40.2
Complete suite of prints comprising six etchings after the stage designs for the six intermezzi performed on Oct. 25, 1608 at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Prince Cosimo de' Medici to Maria Maddalena of Austria. Plate [7] titled PROSPETTIVA DELLA SCENA IN CVI SI RAPPRESENTÒ Il GIVDITIO DI PARIDE (Bartsch 19) shows a set for Il giudizio di Parigi or The judgment of Paris.
Watermark: animal [horse?] within sphere with letters AN.
Ref.: Bartsch 13-19; Bellini, P., Carter Keach, M. Italian masters of the seventeenth century, 44 [XX/pt. 1] of The illustrated Bartsch, p. 216-222; Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 17-20, 22-25, p. 39-57
1* 8 Primo intermedio della veglia della liberatione di Tirreno fatta nella sala delle comedie del ser.mo gran dvca de Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap.va il monte d'Ischia con il gigante Tifeo sotto Callot, Jacques, etcher Parigi, Giulio, designer [ca. 1617] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.3 x 20; Pl. 28.6 x 20.6; Sh. 31.6 x 23.4
A representation of the performance of the play La liberazione di Terreno e d'Arnea or The liberation of Tyrrhenus and Arnea held on Feb. 6, 1617 (1616 in "stile fiorentino") at the Sala delle commedie or Teatro grande known as the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence.
Ref.: Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 52, p. 111-112
1* 9 [La regina sant'Orsola] Parigi, Alfonso, etcher Parigi, Giulio, designer 1625 6 prints : etching. Sh. 12.7 x 14.5
Complete suite of prints issued with Andrea Salvadori's La regina sant Orsola … (In Firenze : Per Pietro Cecconcelli, 1625) illustrating stage designs for the opera La regina sant'Orsola or Queen Saint Ursula first performed on Oct. 6, 1624 at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence in celebration of the visit of Archduke Karl of Austria and again on Jan. 28, 1625 for the visit of Prince Ladislaus Sigismund of Poland.
Ref.: Bartsch 1-6; Bellini, P., Carter Keach, M. Italian masters of the seventeenth century, 44 [XX/pt. 1] of The illustrated Bartsch, p. 242-244; Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 68, p. 135-138
1* 10 [La flora] Parigi, Alfonso, etcher Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de, publisher [Rome] : Gio: Iacomo de Rossi formis Romae alla Pace [16--] 6 prints : etching. Im. 17 x 27.7; Pl. 20.5 x 28.6; Sh. 24.4 x 37
Complete suite of prints illustrating the stage designs for the opera La flora or The origin of flowers performed on Oct. 14, 1628 at the Teatro mediceo degli Uffizi in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Duke Odoardo Farnese of Parma to Margherita de' Medici.
Imprint from plate [1].
Ref.: Bartsch 7-12; Bellini, P., Carter Keach, M. Italian masters of the seventeenth century, 44 [XX/pt. 1] of The illustrated Bartsch, p. 245-250; Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 70, p. 145-149
1* 11 Le temple de Bacchus dans l'isle de Naxos, c'est une decoration du premier acte de l'opera de Venus ialouse representé a Venise Aveline, Pierre, etcher Torelli, Giacomo, designer [168-?] 1 print : etching. Im. 19.5 x 31.2; Pl. 21.6 x 31.8; Sh. 27.2 x 37.1
Stage design for the first act of the opera Venere gelosa or Jealous Venus performed in 1643 at the Teatro novissimo in Venice. Inscription in the lower margin: ... . inventé par Jacques Torellj de Fano en Italie, et gravé par Aueline a Paris. Watermark: AT.
1* 12 Feste theatrali per La finta pazza drama del sig.r Givlio Strozzi rappresentate nel Piccolo Borbone in Parigi quest anno MDCXLV. et da Giacomo Torelli da Fano inuentore dedicate ad Anna d'Avstria regina di Francia regnante cum priuilegio Cochin, Nicolas, etcher Torelli, Giacomo, designer [ca. 1645] 6 prints : etching. Im. 29.4 x 23.5; Pl. 31.1 x 24; Sh. 35.5 x 28
Complete suite of plates comprising a title leaf and 5 etchings from Feste theatrali per La finta pazza … ([Paris, 1645]) illustrating stage designs for the Paris production of Giulio Strozzi's opera La finta pazza performed at the Théâtre du Petit-Bourbon in Paris on Dec. 14, 1645. The performance was dedicated to Queen Anne of Austria. Binding holes in lower or left margins; watermark: a wheel.
Ref.: Bjurström, P. Giacomo Torelli, p. 134-143
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2* 1 [Balletti d'invenzione nella Finta pazza] Spada, Valerio, etcher Balbi, Giovan Battista, designer [ca. 1645] 6 prints : etching. Im. 8.5 x 14.8; Mt. 12.5 x 24 or smaller
Plates, numbered 1 to 6, depicting the ballet of ostriches staged as the second entr'acte of the opera La finta pazza performed on Dec. 14, 1645 at the Théâtre du Petit-Bourbon in Paris.
Ref.: Massar, P.D. "The prints of Valerio Spada-I", Print quarterly, Sept. 1986, p. 217-223, no. 10-15, fig. 135-140
2* 2 Scene e machine preparate alle Nozze di Teti balletto reale representato nella sala del Piccolo Borbone et da Giacomo Torelli inuentore dedicate all eminen:tissimo prencipe cardinal Mazzarino Silvestre, Israël, etcher Francart, François, draftsman Torelli, Giacomo, designer 1654 10 prints : etching. Im. 32.6 x 23.3; Pl. 33.7 x 25.3; Sh. 35.6 x 27
Complete suite composed of a title leaf and nine etchings illustrating stage designs for the opera and ballet Les noces de Pelée et de Thetis performed at the Théâtre du Petit-Bourbon in Paris on April 14, 1654.
Binding holes in lower or left margins; watermark: a wheel.
Ref.: Bjurström, P. Giacomo Torelli, p. 160-175
2* 3 [Les noces de Pelée et de Thetis] Silvestre, Israël, etcher Francart, François, draftsman Torelli, Giacomo, designer [1654] 2 prints : etching. Sh. 22.7 x 30 and smaller
Stage designs for the prologue and act II:1 of the opera and ballet Les noces de Pelée et de Thetis performed at the Hôtel du Petit Bourbon in Paris on April 14, 1654. The stage design for the prologue shows Mount Pierien (Parnassus) in the form of an arch on which Apollo is seated with nine Muses. In the foreground, the river gods Epidan and Onochone are attended by Nereids. The stage design for the second act shows Prometheus chained and tormented by an eagle.
Collection mark in red on verso: WW in oval.
Ref.: Bjurström, P. Giacomo Torelli, p. 160-175
2* 4 [La vita humana overo Il trionfo della pietà] Galestruzzi, Giovanni Battista, etcher Grimaldi, Giovanni Francesco, designer 1658 3 prints : etching. Sh. 30.3 x 39.3 and smaller
Plates from La vita hvmana overo Il trionfo della pietà dramma mvsicale … (In Roma : Per il Mascardi, MDCLVIII) illustrating the proscenium arch, sipario and stage designs for the opera La vita humana overo Il trionfo della pietà performed at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome on Jan. 31, 1656 in honor of Queen Christina of Sweden. Plate 2 shows the stage design for the prologue and first act of the opera. Plate numbered 137 shows a stage design for the second act of the opera.
Ref.: Bjurström, P. Feast and theatre in Queen Christina's Rome, p. 23-30, no. 22 (1-3)
2* 5 [Ercole in Tebe] Spada, Valerio, etcher Tacca, Ferdinando, designer; draftsman [1661] 12 prints : etching. Pl. 21.5 x 29.1; Sh. 22.8 x 33
Complete suite of plates after stage designs for the opera Ercole in Tebe or Hercules in Thebes performed on July 12, 1661 at the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici to Marguerite Luisa d'Orléans. The Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili was subsequently known as the Teatro della Pergola.
Ref.: Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 93
2* 6 [Ercole in Tebe] Spada, Valerio, etcher Tacca, Ferdinando, designer; draftsman [1661] 1 print : etching. Im. 42.4 x 54.2; Pl. 43.5 x 55; Sh. 44.7 x 57.3
Stage design for the finale of the opera Ercole in Tebe or Hercules in Thebes performed on July 12, 1661 at the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici to Marguerite Luisa d'Orléans. The Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili was subsequently known as the Teatro della Pergola.
2* 7 [Ercole in Tebe] Spada, Valerio, etcher Tacca, Ferdinando, designer; draftsman [1661] 3 prints : etching. Im. 20.9 x 28; Pl. 21.6 x 29.1; Sh. 22.8 x 32.5 and smaller
Three stage designs for the opera Ercole in Tebe or Hercules in Thebes performed on July 12, 1661 at the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici to Marguerite Luisa d'Orléans. The stage designs are for the prologue featuring Gods seated on clouds, the design showing Juno approaching the shore and scene with Hercules and Iole standing in front of monuments.
2* 8 [Fedra incoronata, Antiopa giustificata, Medea vendicativa] Küsel, Matthäus, etcher Amort, Caspar, draftsman Santurini, Francesco, designer [ca. 1662] 4 prints : etching. Sh. 24.3 x 32.3
Plates from Pietro Paolo Bissari's libretti published on the occasion of the festivities in honor of the christening of Maximilian II Emanuel, son of Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria and Princess Henriette Adélaïde of Savoy. One plate from the libretto Fedra incoronata illustrates a stage design for the opera featuring Iris, Hebe, and Lucina resting on clouds and announcing the birth of the new prince. Two plates show the floats and processioners for the tournament Antiopa giustificata. Watermak: coat of arms with crown surmounted by sphere and cross, flanked by letters M & inverted C.
Ref.: Hollstein 207-233; Watanabe-O'Kelly, H. Triumphall shews, p. 89-94
2* 9 [Fedra incoronata, Antiopa giustificata, Medea vendicativa] [ca. 1662?] 1 print : etching. Sh. 25.4 x 32.5
Plate possibly from Pietro Paolo Bissari's publications for the festivities staged in Munich in September 1662 in celebration of the christening of Maximilian II Emanuel, son of Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria and Princess Henriette Adélaïde of Savoy.
Ref.: Hollstein 207-233; Watanabe-O'Kelly, H. Triumphall shews, p. 89-94
2* 10 Parte delle fiure del' balletto [1662?] 1 print : etching. Sh. 30 x 23
Plan of figures of a horse ballet, possibly designed by Francesco Santurini.
2* 11 [Il fuoco eterno] Küsel, Mathäus, etcher Burnacini, Lodovico Ottavio, designer [ca. 1674] 6 prints : etching. Im. 29.6 x 41.2; Pl. 29.8 x 41.2; Sh. 29.8 x 43
Plates from Antonio Draghi's Il fvoco eterno cvstodito dalle vestali … (In Vienna d'Avstria : Per Gio. Christoforo Cosmerovio …, 1674) illustrating stage designs for the opera Il fuoco eterno (Acts I: 9, II: 9, 17, III: 1, 14, 17) performed on Oct. 30, 1674 at the Hoftheater in Vienna in celebration of the birth of Princess Anna Maria, daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Claudia Felicitas. Unidentified collection stamp in red ink: WM intertwined within oval.
Ref.: Hollstein 234-246
2* 12 [Il fuoco eterno] Küsel, Mathäus, etcher Burnacini, Lodovico Ottavio, designer [ca. 1674] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 25 x 40; Pl. 28.3 x 41.4; Sh. 32 x 43.7
Plate from Antonio Draghi's Il fvoco eterno cvstodito dalle vestali … (In Vienna d'Avstria : Per Gio. Christoforo Cosmerovio …, 1674) illustrating a stage design for the opera Il fuoco eterno (Act I: 4) performed on Oct. 30, 1674 at the Hoftheater in Vienna in celebration of the birth of Princess Anna Maria, daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Claudia Felicitas. Ref.: Hollstein 234-246
2* 13 [Influence of the seven planets] Harms, Johann Oswald, etcher [ca. 1680] 1 print : etching. Im. 34.2 x 48.4; Pl. 34.7 x 48.8; Sh. 37.7 x 51.5
A representation of the finale of the opera and ballet The influence of the seven planets performed at the Comödien-Haus in Dresden on the evening of Feb. 3, 1678. It was commissioned by Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony, in honor of the visit of his brothers Duke August of Saxony-Weissenfels, Duke Christian of Saxony-Merseburg and Duke Moritz of Saxony-Zeitz and their families. The print was issued in: Tzschimmer, Gabriel, Die durchlauchtigste Zusammenkunfft, oder, Historische Erzehlung …(Nürnberg : In Verlegung Johann Hoffmanns …, 1680). The printmaker Johann Oswald Harms, a set designer, was nominated court and principal theater painter at the court of Johann Georg II in 1677.
Ref.: Hollstein 12i; Watanabe-O' Kelly, H. Triumphall shews, p. 119-120
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3* 1 [Il Greco in Troia] Westerhout, Arnold van, etcher Chiavistelli, Jacopo, designer [ca. 1688] 3 prints : etching. Sh. 22 x 31.8; Mt. 23.1 x 33.2
Plates from the libretto Il Greco in Troia festa teatrale rappresentata in Firenze … (In Firenze : Nella stamperia di S.A.S., 1688) illustrating stage designs for the opera Il Greco in Troia (Act II: 1; III: 19; IV: 23) performed on Jan. 29, 1689 at the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Prince Ferdinando III de' Medici to Violante Beatrice, Princess of Bavaria. The Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili was subsequently known as the Teatro della Pergola.
3* 2 [Il Greco in Troia] Westerhout, Arnold van, etcher Chiavistelli, Jacopo, designer [ca. 1688] 1 print : etching. Im. 22.5 x 32.4; Pl. 23.2 x 33.2; Sh. 36.7 x 43.1
Plate from the libretto Il Greco in Troia festa teatrale rappresentata in Firenze … (In Firenze : Nella stamperia di S.A.S., 1688) illustrating a stage design for the opera Il Greco in Troia (Act III: 23) performed on Jan. 29, 1689 at the Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili in Florence in celebration of the wedding of Prince Ferdinando III de' Medici to Violante Beatrice, Princess of Bavaria. The Teatro dell'accademia degli Immobili was subsequently known as the Teatro della Pergola.
3* 3 [La caduta del regno delle Amazzoni] Petrucci, Pietro Paolo, printmaker Bufalini, Francesco, printmaker Specchi, Alessandro, printmaker Fontana, Girolamo, designer [ca. 1690] 4 prints : etching. Im. 23.1 x 33.4; Pl. 23.7 x 34.3; Sh. 26.5 x 38.3
Plates (from a suite of 12) issued with Giuseppe Domenico de Totis, La caduta del regno dell'Amazzoni … (In Roma : Nella stamperia della Reuerenda Cam. Apost., 1690) and illustrating stage designs for the opera La caduta del regno delle Amazzoni performed on Jan. 15, 1690 at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome in celebration of the wedding of Duchess Maria Anna of Pfalz-Neuburg to King Carlos II of Spain. Ref.: Molinari, C. Le nozze degli dèi, no. 234
3* 4 [La caduta del regno delle Amazzoni] Petrucci, Pietro Paolo, printmaker Fontana, Girolamo, designer [ca. 1690] 1 print : engraving, watercolor and gouache. Sh. 26 x 36.1
Plate (from a suite of 12) issued with Giuseppe Domenico de Totis, La caduta del regno dell'Amazzoni … (In Roma : Nella stamperia della reuerenda cam. apost., 1690) and illustrating a stage design for the opera La caduta del regno delle Amazzoni performed on Jan. 15, 1690 at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome in celebration of the wedding of Duchess Maria Anna of Pfalz-Neuburg to King Carlos II of Spain. Ref.: Molinari, C. Le nozze degli dèi, no. 234
3* 5 [Untitled] Abbati, Pietro Giovanni, etcher Bibiena, Ferdinando Galli, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Sh. 35 x 24.1
A representation of the interior of a building decorated with sculptures of atlantes. Inscription in the lower margin: INV: FERDINANDO BIBIENA ARCH DEL:o / PIETRO GIOANI ABATI FECE.
3* 6 Veduta della prima scena auanti l'opera due templi l'uno della Virtù l'altro dell'Onore … Grado, Francesco de, etcher Del Po, Giacomo, designer In Napoli : P(er) Francesco Ricciardo stampatore di Sua Eminenza il sig.r vice ré [172-] 1 print : etching. Pl. 35.2 x 44.6; Sh. 37.6 x 48.5
Stage design for an opera commissioned by Graf Michael Friedrich von Althann, viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples, in celebration of the birthday of Empress Elisabeth Christine.
3* 7 [Medo] Vezzani, Jacopo, etcher Natali, Giovanni Battista, draftsman Righini, Pietro, designer [ca. 1728] 5 prints : etching. Im. 20.7 x 28.4; Sh. 21.3 x 28.4
Five prints after stage designs for the opera Medo performed in 1728 at the Teatro ducale di Parma on the occasion of the wedding of Antonio Farnese to Enrichetta d'Este. The plates are titled: Atrio della reggia, Bagni, Grotta d'incanti, Corpo di guardia reale, Reggia magnifica. Ref.: Civiltà teatrale e settecento emiliano, p. 223-238
3* 8 [Untitled] Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [17--] 6 prints : etching, hand col. on paper and cardboard. Im. 7.3 x 9; Sh. 10.8 x 14.5
Miniature theater composed of six prints with cutouts suggesting the perspective view of a room with people conversing, eating, and drinking coffee or tea. Inscribed and numbered in brown ink from 1 to 6.
3* 8 [Fortezza in mare] Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [17--] 6 prints : etching, hand col. on paper and cardboard. Im. 9.5 x 14; Sh. 11 x 15.5
Miniature theater composed of 6 prints with cutouts that suggest the perspective view of a port city with ships in a harbor. Inscribed in lower center of last print: 6. Title from annotation in brown ink on verso of etching no. 6.
3* 8 [Innocenti] Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [Augsburg] : Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A. V. [17--] 3 prints : etching, hand col. on paper and cardboard. Im. 9.3 x 14.1; Sh. 11.5 x 16
Miniature theater composed of three prints with cutouts that suggest the scene of the Massacre of the Innocents. Inscribed on third print in lower center of image: 6. Annotations in brown ink on verso: Innocenti / …
3* 8 [Veduta dell'adorazie [?] de Remaggi] Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [17--] 2 prints : etching, hand col. on paper and cardboard. Im. 9.1 x 14; Sh. 10.6 x 15.5
Incomplete set (numbered "R") of miniature theater composed of two prints with cutouts that suggest the perspective view of a road leading to a town with horses, cattle, and two figures in the foreground. Inscribed in lower center on second image: 6; in ink below both images: R. Annotated in brown ink on verso: Veduta dell'Adorazie [?] de Remaggi.
3* 8 [Untitled] Engelbrecht, Martin, publisher [Augsburg] : Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A. V. [17--] 2 prints : etching, hand col. on paper and cardboard. Im. 9.3 x14; Sh. 11 x 15.8
Incomplete set of miniature theater numbered "6D" composed of two prints with cutouts that suggest the perspective view of a courtyard with figures gathered on a balcony. Inscribed in lower center of image: 6.D. Inscribed in lower margin: Cum Priv. Maj.
3* 9 [Untitled] Kleiner, Salomon, etcher Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, designer [ca. 1740] 1 print : etching. Im. 28.5 x 49.2; Sh. 34 x 50.5
Plate from Architetture e prospettive … (1740) illustrating a stage design that features a piazza surrounded by buildings, with an obelisk and ruins in the foreground. Inscribed in lower right: 35.
3* 10 Scena della festa teatrale in occasione delli sponsali del principe reale di Polonia ed elettorale di Sassonia Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, designer [ca. 1740] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 30.5 x 46; Sh. 37 x 49.5; Mt. 42 x 57.2
Plate from Architetture e prospettive … (1740) illustrating a set designed for an opera performed on Aug. 20, 1719 in Dresden in celebration of the wedding of Frederick Augustus III, Elector of Saxony, to Maria Josepha of Austria. The set represents a long hall that is lined by sculptures. Inscribed, lower left: 9; upper right: P.II. Inscribed in the lower margin: Joseph Galli Bibiena … / J.A. Pfeffel S. C. …
3* 11 [Untitled] Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, etcher Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, designer [ca. 1740] 1 print : engraving. Im. 32 x 49.4; Sh. 39 x 52
Plate, numbered V and 8, from Architetture e prospettive … (1740) illustrating a stage design showing a garden in which two figures stand on either side of a fountain. Inscribed in the lower margin: Joseph Galli Bibiena Sac. Caes. … / J. A. Pfeffel S. C. M. …
3* 12 Scena d'inuenzione e disegno del caualier Bibiena rappresentante giardino reale con ringhiere Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, designer [17--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 31.5 x 48.7; Pl. 36.5 x 50.5; Sh. 42.5 x 57.7
Stage design that features a garden with two figures standing on either side of a fountain. It is derived from a plate issued in: Architetture e prospettive (1740). Inscribed in the lower margin: J.G. Bibiena Inven. et delin. / A.O. sculp. The initials A.O. are possibly those of Anton Ospel (1677-1765), or more likely those of Ambrogio Orio (1737-1825).
3* 13 Scena d'inuenzione e disegno del caualier Bibiena rappresentante sala reale Galli Bibiena, Giuseppe, designer [17--] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 32.3 x 49; Pl. 36.7 x 51; Sh. 42.5 x 57.7
Stage design possibly for an opera performed in celebration of the wedding of Charles Albert of Bavaria to Maria Amalia Josepha of Prague. Inscribed: AO. sculp: The initials are more likely those of Ambrogio Orio (1737-1825), or possibly those of Anton Ospel (1677-1765).
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4* 1 Het treurspel Demophontes, vertoond op den Amsterdamschen Schouwburg voor hunne doorluchtige en koningklyke hoogheden, den eersten juny 1768 Fokke, Simon, etcher [Amsterdam] : J. Smit, excudit. [1768] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 26.7 x 37.8; Pl. 30.2 x 40.3; Sh. 40.9 x 54.4
Scene from the tragedy Demophoon (Act IV: 3) performed on June 1, 1768 at the Amsterdamse Schouwburg. Inscribed in the lower margin: S. Fokke, ad viv. del et fecit./ J. Smit, Excudit. Impressions of the etching were issued with the festival book describing the entry into Amsterdam of William V, Prince of Orange: 'T Verheugd Amsterdam, ter gelegenheid van het plegtig bezoek hunner doorlugtige en koningklyke hoogheden, Willem, prinse van Oranje en Nassau … (Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, l768).
4* 1 Afbeelding der vorstelyke loge, opgericht in den Amsteldamschen Schouwburg, ter gelegenheid dat hunne doorb: en koningkl: hoogheden den zelven voor de eerste maal bezigtigden. den eersten juny, 1768 Fokke, Simon, etcher [Amsterdam] : J. Smit, excudit. [1768] 1 print : etching, engraving. Im. 27.5 x 39.5; Pl. 30.7 x 41; Sh. 38 x 47.6
Auditorium of the Amsterdamse Schouwburg, seen from the stage, with a view of the royal loge for a performance held on June 1, 1768. Inscribed in the lower margin: S. Fokke, ad viv. del. et fecit./ J. Smit, Excudit. Impressions of the etching were issued with the festival book describing the entry into Amsterdam of William V, Prince of Orange: Jan Wagenaar, 'T Verheugd Amsterdam, ter gelegenheid van het plegtig bezoek hunner doorlugtige en koningklyke hoogheden, Willem, prinse van Oranje en Nassau ... (Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, l768).
4* 1 Het bosch te Amsterdam : By J. Smit, met privilegie [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.5 x 39.2; Pl. 28.8 x 41; Sh. 42.5 x 56.5
Scene with Melpomene and Thalia performed at the Amsterdamse Schouwburg. It was printed from several plates: one for the inscription below the image, one for the auditorium and proscenium (Pl. 28.8 x 41), one with irregular contours for the stage performance itself (Pl. 14.6 x 27). Watermark: D & C BLAU / IV.
4* 1 De berg van Parnas te Amsterdam : By J. Smit, met privilegie [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.5 x 39; Pl. 29 x 41; Sh. 42 x 57
Scene featuring Mount Parnassus performed at the Amsterdamse Schouwburg, printed from several plates: one for the inscription below the image, one for the proscenium and auditorium (Pl. 29 x 41), one with irregular contours for the stage performance itself (Pl. 14.7 x 27). Watermark: D & C BLAU / IV.
4* 1 Het nieuwe hofportaal te Amsterdam : By J. Smit, met privilegie [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 27.7 x 39; Pl. 29 x 41; Sh. 40.7 x 57.6
Scene performed on stage at the Amsterdamse Schouwburg, printed from several plates: one for the inscription below the image, one for the proscenium and auditorium (Pl. 29 x 41), one with irregular contours for the stage performance itself (Pl. 14.6 x 27). Watermark: shield with letters D & C / B.
4* 2 Gefængnis für die Schaubühne Schlicht, Abel, aquatinter 1786 1 print : etching, aquatint, brown ink. Im. 27.3 x 38.4; Sh. 32.3 x 41
Stage design after a drawing by a member of the Bibiena family that represents the interior of a prison. Inscription in the lower margin: ... nach einer original Zeichnung von Bibiena durch A. Schlicht zu Mannheim in Maÿ 1786.
4* 3 [L'alfabeto in prospettiva vale a dire composto dalle prime lettere delle denominazioni di venti uno abbozzetti scenografici d'architettura civile rappresentanti gli oggetti per ordine alfabetico …] Peirolesi, Pietro, etcher Rana, Carlo Amedeo, designer; draftsman [17--] 5 prints : etching. Im. 25 x 33.9; Pl. 25.3 x 34.1; Sh. 30 x 38.8
Five prints from a suite of 22 (title leaf and 21 prints) illustrating the letters A, B, H, M and P, and titled: per la lettera A. ANFITEATRO. Col suo ATRIO, per la lettera B. BAGNI. O. BELVEDERE., per la lettera H. HIPPODROMO, o sia Maneggio de Caualli, per la Lettera M. MAUSOLEI., per la Lettera P. PIAZZA con PADIGLIONE Reale.
4* 4 Tempio d'Apollo Rocca, Giovanni, aquatinter Fontanesi, Francesco, designer; draftsman 1812 1 print : aquatint, etching. Im. 34.5 x 45.5; Pl. 37 x 47.3; Sh. 40.5 x 52
Set with a temple of Apollo designed for the second scene of La morte d'Agamennone, a ballet choreographed by Francesco Clerico and performed on April 29, 1794, at the Teatro del pubblico in Reggio Emilia. Inscribed below the image: Ca. F. Fontanesi in:, e di: / Gio. Rocca in:1812.
Ref.: Z. Davoli, Le raccolte di stampe, p. 28, no. 51
4* 5 Parte interna di un edifizio egizio consacrato ai loro misteri Inghirami, Francesco, etcher Tasca, Luigi, designer; draftsman [1814] 1 print : aquatint, etching. Im. 22.8 x 35; Pl. 25.7 x 38.9; Sh. 32.3 x 46.4
Stage design of the interior of an Egyptian building decorated with hieroglyphics and atlantes.
Ref.: Francesco Fontanesi, p. 135, no. 188
4* 5 Interno di una miniera Inghirami, Francesco, etcher Tasca, Luigi, designer; draftsman [1814] 1 print : aquatint, etching. Im. 23.1 x 34.8; Pl. 27.9 x 38; Sh. 32.3 x 46
Stage design with a cave or mine featuring a pulley, baskets, and a wheelbarrow that are connected to the outside by a ladder.
4* 5 Interno d'una casa rustica Inghirami, Francesco, etcher Tasca, Luigi, designer; draftsman [1814] 1 print : aquatint, etching. Im. 22.8 x 34.7; Pl. 29.5 x 40; Sh. 32.3 x 46.7
Stage design representing the interior of a house with a partially destroyed roof. Inscribed: Luigi Tasca pittore Teatrale inv. e dis. / Cav. Franco Inghirami incise.
Ref.: Francesco Fontanesi, p. 135, no. 189
4* 6 Atrio semi-gotico Pozzetti, Lodovico, designer; draftsman; aquatinter [18--] 1 print : aquatint, etching. Im. 28.8 x 38.2; Sh. 34.7 x 42
Inscriptions in the lower margin: Lodovico Pozzetti inv. dis. ed inc. / Atrio Semi-Gotico / schizzo presso l'Autore / All' Illmo Sig. Cavalier Giambatista Venturi Membro del Regio Cesareo Instituto di Scienze &. &.
Numbered in the upper right corner: A. IV.
Ref.: Z. Davoli, Le raccolte di stampe, p. 31, no. 77/2; Mostra della incisione reggiana dal '400 all '800, p. 96, no. 7
4* 7 [Architectural designs] Magnani, Girolamo, draftsman; designer [18--] 12 drawings : pencil on paper. Sh. 25.7 x 32.7
The drawings of sections and views of buildings are attributed to Girolamo Magnani, who was appointed director of scenography for the theaters in Parma in 1848.


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