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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
The series is divided into subseries that reflect the major subdivisions of the finding aid.
Series VII.A. Stage and theater design, 1691-1803
Stage designs
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1** [Atrio] Buffagnotti, Carlo Antonio, etcher Bibiena, Ferdinando Galli, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 67 x 42.5; Sh. 72 x 47.4; Mt. 78.7 x 47.4
Within image in ink in lower right: Bibbiena; within image in upper right,in ink: 114; on mount, in ink, top center: Ferdinando Galli Bibbiena; on mount, in ink, upper right: 70. Bound with [Atrio] (Ricci, no. 18) and PIAZZA DEL PALLAZZO REALE CON SONTVOSO APPARECCHIO … (Ricci, no. 17). Ref.: Ricci, C. I Bibiena, architetti teatrali, no. 19
1** [Atrio] Buffagnotti, Carlo Antonio, etcher Bibiena, Ferdinando Galli, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Pl. 67.5 x 44.8; Sh. 72 x 49; Mt. 78 x 49
On mount, in ink, bottom center: Bibbiena; on mount, in ink, top center: Ferdinando Galli Bibbiena; on mount, in ink, upper right: HS 71. Bound with [Atrio] (Ricci, no. 19) and PIAZZA DEL PALLAZZO REALE CON SONTVOSO APPARECCHIO … (Ricci, no. 17). Ref.: Ricci, C. I Bibiena, architetti teatrali, no. 18
1** Piazza del pallazzo reale con sontvoso apparecchio di pvblica festa per la pace stabilita fra Tolomeo e Selevco Buffagnotti, Carlo Antonio, etcher Bibiena, Ferdinando Galli, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 47.8 x 60.3; Sh. 50 x 66.5; Mt. 50 x 78.5
Set for the peace between Tolomeo and Seleuco, performed at the Teatro ducale nuovo in Piacenza in 1691. Annotated in ink on image, lower left: Bibbiena; ink annotation on mount: Ferdinando Galli / Bibbiena // H(G?) 72. Bound with [Atrio] (Ricci, no. 18) and [Atrio] (Ricci, no. 19). Ref.: Ricci, C. I Bibiena, architetti teatrali, no. 17
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2** [Catafalque] Bibiena, Ferdinando Galli, designer [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 67 x 47.5; Sh. 79 x 50
The print from Varie architetture e prospettive shows the design for an elaborate catafalque. On sheet, in ink at top: Fedinando Galli Bibbiena; at right: 412, 15. On sheet, in ink at bottom: Bibiena Invent.
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3** [Untitled] Chamant, Joseph, designer; etcher [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 46 x 61.2; Sh. 47.8 x 68.2
Stage design of an urban setting by a waterfront adorned with sculpture, an equestrian statue and an arch. Inscribed in lower part of image: A Son Ex:ce M:r le Comte de Richecourt & / Joseph Chamant Architecte Theatral et Peintre de S. A. R. Grand Duc de Toscane inv., et Sculp. Condition: binding holes along top margin. In ink at top and bottom: Giuseppe Scamant Architetto …; lower right: 113, 46.
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4** Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali di Gaspare Galliari pubblicate in Milano nel MDCCCIII Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, brown ink. Im. 34.3 x 43.7; Pl. 38.4 x 47.8; Sh. 45.3 x 59.9
Title leaf of the suite of prints after the theatrical designs published in Milan in 1803.
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5** [Logge sotteranee] Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, mezzotint, black ink. Im. 34.5 x 44; Pl. 38.5 x 47.5; Sh. 42.2 x 54.5
Plate II from the suite Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali … illustrating a nocturnal architectural design. Inscribed in the lower margin: Gasparo Galliari in:, et pinx: / Luigi Rados sculp:
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6** [Untitled] Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, brown ink. Im. 34 x 43.5; Sh. 36.9 x 51
Plate XI from the suite Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali … showing a Gothic architectural set, possibly a prison in which a woman stabs herself, while a slain man lies on the ground, and two figures approach. Inscribed in the lower margin: Gaspare Galliari in, et pinx: / Luigi Rados sculp:
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7** [Luoghi sotterranei] Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, brown ink. Im. 34.3 x 43.1; Sh. 36.7 x 50.5
Plate XVI from the suite Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali …illustrating a Gothic architectural design. Inscribed in the lower margin: Gaspare Galliari in:, et pinx: / L: Rados sculp:
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8** [Luoghi sotterranei] Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, brown ink. Im. 34.2 x 43.4; Pl. 38.5 x 48; Sh. 47.9 x 62.8
Plate XVI from the suite Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali …showing a Gothic architectural design. Inscribed in the lower margin: Gaspare Galliari in:, et pinx: / L: Rados sculp:
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9** [Untitled] Rados, Luigi, etcher Galliari, Gaspare, designer 1803 1 print : aquatint, etching, black ink. Im. 34.5 x 43.5; Pl. 39 x 48; Sh. 40 x 49.2
Plate XX from the suite Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali … showing a group of figures, probably a family, within an architectural setting suggesting the interior of a prison. Inscribed in the lower margin: G:re Galliari in:, et pinx: / L: Rados sculp:
Views, plans, and sections of theaters
Parma
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10** Bellonae ac mvsis teatrvm Rainvtivs Farn[e]sivs Parma, et Placenti dux IV castri V Avgvsta … MDCXVIII. Draghi, Carlo Vincenzo, draftsman Aleotti, Giambattista, architect [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 67.7 x 77.5; Sh. 69.5 x 79.5
The print shows the proscenium and stage curtain of the Teatro Farnese in Parma, of which the construction was begun in 1618 under Ranuccio I Farnese. Inscribed in lower left corner: Carolus Virginius Dragus delin. Watermark: fleur-de-lis. Conditon: creases and binding tape on verso.
Ref. Gandolfi, V. Teatro farnese di Parma, fig. 168
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11** Plan général du grand théatre de Parme Patrini, Giuseppe, etcher Feneulle, Luigi Augusto, draftsman [ca. 1782] 1 print : etching. Im. 108.5 x 47.5; Full Sh. 112 x 51
The ground plan of the Teatro Farnese in Parma is inscribed: Levé et dessiné par L.A. Feneulle / Gravé par Joseph Patrini. The etching is printed on two sheets (52 x 51; 59.8 x 51). Ref. Gandolfi, V. Teatro Farnese di Parma, fig. 209
Prague
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12** Teatro e proscenio della festa teatrale intitolata Costanza e Fortezza rappresentata nel reale castello di Praga l'anno MDCCXXIII Birckhart, Anton, etcher Bibiena, Giuseppe Galli, designer [ca. 1723] 1 print : etching. Im. 48.8 x 83.6; Sh. 51 x 64
The theater and proscenium in the royal castle in Prague are represented with a production of Constanza e Fortezza. Inscribed within border of image: Giuseppe Galli Bibiena Primo Ingeniere et Architetto di Sua Maesta Cesarea. Inven: et del: / Birckart Sculp: Prag.
Ref.: Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, no. 4145
Verona
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13** Il nvovo teatro dell'Accademia filarmonica di Verona Zucchi, Francesco, etcher Avesani, Saverio, draftsman Galli Bibiena, Francesco, architect [ca. 1731] 1 print : etching. Im. 49.3 x 72.5; Pl. 50 x 73.3; Sh. 52.5 x 75.5
The print incorporates in a trompe l'œil layout views, sections, plans, a banderole, and a legend related to the Teatro filarmonico dell'Accademia of Verona (1715-1731), destroyed by fire in 1749. The sipario or theater curtain painted by Michelangelo Spada is also shown (tau. III).
Ref.: Architettura, scenografia, pittura di paesaggio, no. 168, fig. 146
Series VII.B. Festivals, 1685-1687
Rome
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14** Prospetto della salita del monte Pincio illuminata con dui ordini di candelabri dalla piazza fino alla sommità del monte sotto del quale si uedeuano tutti gli alberi coperti da un infinità di stelle fiammeggianti Bartoli, Pietro Santi, etcher Gherardi, Antonio, designer [ca. 1685] 1 print : etching. Im. 62.5 x 53.8; Pl. 68.7 x 54.4; Sh. 70 x 55
A view of Mount Pincio in Rome decorated for the celebrations ordered by Cardinal d'Estrées on the occasion of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by King Louis XIV in 1685. Inscribed in lower part of image: A. Gherardi Inu. / Pet Santi Bart. Inc. Ref.: Fagiolo dell'Arco, M. La festa barocca, p. 518-521, ill. on p. 520
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15** Reiouissances publiques pour le restablissement de la santé de Sa Maiesté tres chrestienne Louis Le Grand, faites a Rome par son em.ze mg.r le card. D'Estréés duc et pair de France = Feste per la ricuperata salute di S. M. C. Luigi Grande, celebrate in Roma dall'emin. sig. card. D'Estréés duca e pari di Francia Mariotti, Vincenzo, etcher Delino, Simone Felice, designer; draftsman [ca. 1687] 1 print : etching. Im. 64.2 x ca.52; Sh. 67.8 x ca.52 cm.
A representation of the festivities held in 1687 in Piazza di Spagna and at the Church of Ss. Trinità dei Monti in Rome in celebration of the convalescence of Louis XIV. Inscribed in lower part of image: S. Felice Delino Architetto Inuentò, et delineò / Vincenzo Mariotti Romano Incise. The print does not contain legend (ALFABET DES …) in lower margin, ill. in Fagiolo dell'Arco, p. 533 Ref.: Fagiolo dell'Arco, M. La festa barocca, p. 532-534, ill. on p. 533
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16** [Ss. Trinità dei Monti in Rome] Mariotti, Vincenzo, etcher Delino, Simone Felice, designer [ca. 1687] 1 print : etching. Sh. 67.5 x 52.5
A representation of the decoration on the facade of the Church of Ss. Trinità dei Monti in Rome with a fireworks display designed in celebration of the convalescence of Louis XIV. Ref.: Fagiolo dell'Arco, M. La festa barocca, p. 532-534, ill. on p. 534
Venice
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17** Tempio eretto alla B.V. Maria della Salute, per uoto fatto dall ecc:mo senato l'anno MDCXXXI dissegnato da Marco Boschini conforme il modello di Baldassare Longena e Pompa con cui processionalm.te si portò il ser.mo principe alla uisita del medesimo tempio la prima uolta … Boschini, Marco, draftsman [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 70 x 56.2; Pl. 74 x 56.2; Sh. 79.5 x 61
A representation of the procession held on Nov. 21, feast of the Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple, to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice.
Series VII.C. Portraits of actors 1670-1847
Andreini, Francesco
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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
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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
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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
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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
Series VII.D. Commedia dell'arte, 1670-1890
Characters and masks
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22** Oh! Che gusto! Copia, Jacques-Louis, engraver Sicard, Louis-Marie, designer [17--] 1 print : stipple engraving. Pl. 42.5 x 35; Sh. 52 x 40.4
Oval image of Pierrot holding a plate on which sits a sausage; girl looking on longingly.
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23** L'amour au théâtre italien. gravé de la même grandeur du tableau original du cabinet de mr. de Rosnel. Cochin, Charles Nicolas, etcher Watteau, Antoine, designer A Paris : Chez Basan graveur [17--] 1 print : engraving, etching. Im. 37 x 49; Pl. 41.8 x 50.5; Sh. 45.2 x 62 + 1 poster
The print is based on Antoine Watteau's painting at the Staatliche Museen in Berlin that features several commedia dell'arte characters. Inscribed in the lower margin: Watteau pinx. / C.N. Cochin Sculp. Caption in the lower margin: La jalouse Italie éffrayant les Amours, / … State 5 (cf. Dacier) Ref.: Dacier, É., Vuaflart, A. Jean de Jullienne, no. 271 Accompanied by: 1 poster : offset lithograph, col. Im. 27 x 35.5; Sh. 31.7 x 40.3 (after Antoine Watteau's painting)
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24** Bella è costei, ma con quel volto, orrore … Bartolozzi, Francesco, etcher Ferretti, Giovanni Domenico, designer Wagner, Joseph, publisher [ca. 1761] 1 print : etching. Im. 37 x 27.4; Pl. 41.6 x 28.4; Sh. 63.3 x 46.4
The print is based on a painting by Giovanni Domenico Ferretti in the series Le 4 arlecchinate or Harlequinades (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota). It shows Harlequin disguised as a woman, seated and working on a pillow, while Columbine stands beside him holding a mask in her hand. Four verses are inscribed in the lower margin. Numbered in the lower margin: No. 26-2. Inscribed: Gio. Dom.co Ferretti inven. / F. Bartolozzi Scul. Appo I. Wagner Ven. a C.P.E.S. Watermark: lettering (A C) and shield ensigned by crown and decorated with 3 stars. Ref.: Maser, E. The disguises of Harlequin (1956)
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25** [Le 4 arlecchinate] Bartolozzi, Francesco, etcher Ferretti, Giovanni Domenico, designer Wagner, Joseph, publisher [ca. 1761] 2 prints : etching. Im. 31.5 x 27.6
The prints are based on paintings by Giovanni Domenico Ferretti in the series Le 4 arlecchinate or Harlequinades (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota). The first print ([Andò per bastonar fu: bastonato …]) shows a crippled Harlequin with rifle and sword walking on crutches as Columbine assists him. The second one ([Invano si nasconde un traditore …]) shows Columbine pulling back Harlequin's mantle and disclosing his identity. Pasted on verso of print [1]: Les Annales de Tacite, Livre XV, p. 373. Ref.: Maser, E. The disguises of Harlequin (1956)
25** [Le 4 arlecchinate] Bartolozzi, Francesco, etcher Ferretti, Giovanni Domenico, designer Wagner, Joseph, publisher [Venice] : Appo I. Wagner Ven.a C.P.E.S. [ca. 1761] 2 prints : etching. Pl. 40.2 x 31; Sh. 44.6 x 35.1
The prints are based on paintings by Giovanni Domenico Ferretti in the series Le 4 arlecchinate or Harlequinades (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota). The first one, numbered 3, is titled Andò per bastonar fu: bastonato … The second one, numbered 4, is titled Invano si nasconde un traditore ….
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26** [Pierrot] Flameng, Léopold, etcher Watteau, Antoine, designer [18--] 1 print : etching. Im. 39.5 x 31.5; Sh. 47.1 x 32.6; Mt. 51 x 39
The etching shows Pierrot (or Gilles) standing in a landscape with four figures in the background. Pencilled in the lower margin: Léop. Flameng.
Performances
Plays, ballets, and pantomimes
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27** Ballet dansé au théâtre de l'opera dans le Carnaval du Parnasse, acte 1.er Basan, François, etcher; publisher Saint-Aubin, Gabriel Jacques de, designer A Paris : Ches Basan, graveur, rue St. Jacques [1761] 1 print : etching. Im. 28.1 x 35.5; Pl.32 x 37; Sh. 41.5 x 43.3
A representation of the first act of Louis Fuzelier and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville's ballet Le Carnaval du Parnasse, first performed at the Opéra in Paris in 1749, and again in 1759 and 1767. It shows several commedia dell'arte figures, notably Pantalone (i.e. Pantaloon) and Columbine (i.e. Colombine). The print was issued in: L'œuvre de Basan (I, no. 45). Inscription: Monseigneur, le Duc de la Valiere; Pair et Grand Fauconnier de France, … Ref.: Dacier, 1929, no. 748, vol. I, pl. VIII; Roux, M. Inventaire du fonds français : graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, t. II, no. 267
Street entertainment
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28** Nobiliss: ac generosiss: viro Henrico Ter-Smitten à quo Roma nuperrime oculis perlustrata sanctorum apostolorum aream, templis et palatiis einctam, ludicris spectaculis frequenter occupatam debita veneratione dicate atque consecrat - Petrus Schenk Schenk Peter, publisher Amstelod. : Cum privil: ord: Holl: et West-Frisix [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 46 x 58; Pl. 50.3 x 59.5; Sh. 52.2 x 62.6
The print depicts performances on stage and on a float of commedia dell'arte figures in Piazza dei Ss.i Apostoli in Rome.
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29** Piazza Navona antico circo agonale dell'imperatore Severo Alessandro edificata sv le rvine di esso … [16--] 1 print : etching. Im. 39.5 x 69.3; Sh. 44.5 x 70.5
The print depicts performances on stage and on floats of commedia dell'arte figures in Piazza Navona in Rome during carnival. A caption in the lower margin mentions the "COMPARSA DELLE MASCHERE IN TEMPO DI CARNOVALE" and lists the churches, palaces, and sculpture ensembles on Piazza Navona.
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30** Sixtvs V. pont. max. colvmnam hanc ab omni impietate expvrgam … [16--] 1 print : etching, with wash in grey tones. Im. 50.5 x 68.3; Pl. 55.5 x 74; Sh. 60 x 78.5
The print depicts Piazza Colonna in Rome, crowded during carnival with strolling figures, performers on stage and on floats acting commedia dell'arte characters. Title from inscription on column of Marcus Aurelius.
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31** Prospectus columnæ Antonini pij imp. Romæ : Typis Matthæi Gregrorij de Rubeis Romani in Foro Agonali … 1693 1 print : etching ; image 38.5 x 48.8 cm., plate mark 38.6 x 49 cm., on sheet 48.5 x 65.4 cm.
A representation of Piazza Colonna in Rome, in which strolling commedia dell'arte and masked figures appear. The column was erroneously identified as that of Antoninus Pius when it was restored during the papacy of Sixtus V. A caption inscribed in a banderole lists the monuments on Piazza Colonna, including the Palazzo Chigi.
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32** I cavallini di carta (premiati) ed esterno del festival Cavarretta, Giuseppe, lithographer Richter & C. Napoli. 1876 1 print : chalk lithograph, hand col. Im. 34.4 x 50.6; Sh. 38.8 x 52
Plate X from Carnevale di Napoli … (Naples : Richter, 1876) showing a carnival procession featuring commedia dell'arte figures and a carriage led by cardboard ponies. In upper part of image: Album del Carnevale 1876 / Tav. X. Below the image: G. Cavarretta inv.ò e dis.ò.
Uses of commedia dell'arte imagery,
Social satire
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33** Royal masquerade Somerset House Cook, Thomas, engraver Hogarth, William, designer [London] : Published by Tho.s Cook engraver & printer N°11 Hay Market Oct.r 21st 1805 1 print : engraving. Im. 39.5 x 52.4; Sh. 44.2 x 57
The print depicts a room with masked figures in conversation and playing cards. Inscribed: Hogarth pinx. / T. Cook Sc.
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34** Bal de l'opéra Bosio, Jean François, draftsman [1804] 1 print : etching, hand col. Im. 31.4 x 45.3; Pl. 37.7 x 49.8; Sh. 46.7 x 61.4
The print is possibly the one titled Bal de l'opéra published in: Cinq tableaux de costumes parisiens … (A Paris, au Bureau du journal des Dames, rue Montmartre 132, 1804). Inscribed in lower left corner: DS: Bosio Del.t (with letters D & S interlaced). The signature of D.S. Bosio has been identified as possibly that of Jean-François Bosio (1767-1832). Ref.: Béraldi, H. Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, t. II, p. 166-167; Laran, J., Adhémar, J. Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, t. 3, p. 157-158
Political caricatures
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35** [Caricature of King James II of England and King Louis XIV of France] Hooghe, Romeyn de, draftsman; etcher [Geneva] : Gisling f: et exc: Genevæ [ca. 1689] 8 prints : etching, engraving, letterpress. Im. 34 x 38.5; Pl. 38.2 x 39.5; Sh. 60 x ca.46.7
Plates of caricatures of King James II and King Louis XIV, titled: Arlequin deodat et pamirge hypochondriaques, Arlequin furieux et pantagion triumphant, Arlequin sur l'hypogryphe ala croisade lojoliste, La belle Constance dragonée par Arlequin deodat, L'épiphane du nouveau antichrist. 1689, L'Europe allarmée pour le fils d'un meunier, La feste des trois rois aux Invalides, Paye qui tombe. Each leaf has an image etched/engraved with a title inscribed in the lower margin. Letterpress Dutch verses are printed in 3 or 4 columns in the lower half of sheets (with French version in plates [2, 4, 6]). Stamps with reference to Muller, Fr., De Nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen, are glued to the lower right hand corner in plates [1-7]: "Fr. M. No.2754" to "Fr. M. No. 2761". In pencil, in lower right corner of plate [8]: F. M. 2766; in ink: 2141. The imprint is from plate [1]. Ref.: Hollstein 154-161; Landwehr, J. Romeyn de Hooghe the etcher: contemporary portrayal of Europe, p. 213-219, 222
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36** Mardi gras de cocq à l'ane Hooghe, Romeyn de, draftsman; etcher tot Antwerpen : By Cornelis Woons, op de Melck Mart, in de Gulde Sterre. 1690 [1690] 1 print : etching. Im. 37.3 x 39.5; Pl. 38 x 40.4; Sh. 56 x 40.4
A caricature about the strife between Amsterdam and Prince William III of Orange. The title is inscribed in the lower margin of etching and letterpress Dutch verses are printed in 3 columns in lower half of sheet. Ref.: Hollstein 164; Landwehr, J. Romeyn de Hooghe the etcher: contemporary portrayal of Europe, p. 227
Toys and games
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37** Toverkaart of genees middel der wind-breuken vant zuid west en de uitvaart van cartouche [1720] 1 print : etching. Im. 29.8 x 36.8; Pl. 33.7 x 44.3; Sh. 40.4 x 50.4
Eighteen characters, including Harlequin, Scaramouche and Columbine on a card containing an alphabet letter, an inscription in Dutch and figures performing acrobatics or circus-like feats. Ref.: Lawner, L. Harlequin on the moon, p. 67-68
37** Toverkaart of genees middel … [17--] 1 print : etching. Im. 25.8 x 17.2; Pl. 31 x 18.9; Sh. 32.6 x 20.3
Eighteen characters, including Harlequin, Scaramouche and Columbine on a card containing an alphabet letter, an inscription in Dutch and figures performing acrobatics or circus-like feats.
Series VII.E. Playbills 1923-1983
Milan
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38** Teatro Carcano … Compagnia di Ettore Petrolini domenica 11 febbraio 1923 … 2 rappresentazioni Romani di Roma … [Milan] : Ufficine Tipo Lit. I.G.A.P. Milano … 1923 1 sheet ([1] p.). Sh. 99 x 68.5
The playbill announces the performance of two plays by Ettore Petrolini, Romani di Roma and Mustafà, at the Teatro Carcano in Milan.
Vienna
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39** Europäische Theaterausstellung 1955 [Vienna] : Brüder Rosenbaum, Wien 1955 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill., col. Sh. 84 x 59
The poster, decorated with a commedia dell'arte figure, announces a theater exhibition at the Vienna Künstlerhaus.
Villejuif, France
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40** Le Théâtre Romain Rolland de Villejuif propose CdA 83 1er festival international de Commedia dell'arte du Val de Marne Design: Rinaldo Cutini - Imprimerie Desbouis-Grésil. 91230 Montgeron 1983 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill., col. Sh. 59.9 x 40
The color poster announces the first commedia dell'arte festival in Villejuif, featuring conferences, performances, exhibits, and movies.
40** 1er festival international de Commedia dell'arte du Val de Marne sous le haut patronage du Conseil Général 1er au 30 octobre 1983 Imprimerie Desbouis-Grésil. 91230 Montgeron. Conception graphique: Rinaldo Cutini 1983 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill., col. Sh. 60 x 40
The color poster with an illustration of De la Commedia dell'arte (Pignon, 1983) announces the first commedia dell'arte festival in Villejuif.


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