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Collection of festival prints

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (P910002** )()

  • Title:
    Collection of festival prints
  • Variant Title: Festival prints
  • Creation Date: [1530-1887]
  • Physical Desc.: 424 prints : etching, engraving, wood engraving, chalk lithography, b&w and some col. ; various sizes..
    1 scroll (40 prints) : 38 etchings and 2 engravings, hand col. in watercolor, gouache and gold paint ; 40.5 x 29.7 cm., on canvas scroll ca. 15 m. long..
    1 v. (VIII leaves of plates) : steel engravings ; 53 x 75 cm..
    10 broadsides : ill. (etchings, engravings, stipple engravings, woodcuts) ; 79.2 x 55.6 cm. and smaller..
  • Summary: The Collection of festival prints includes representations of European religious and political ceremonies from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with an emphasis on Italian rituals and festivities of the 17th and 18th centuries.
    Nearly half of the prints are of ceremonies held at the papal court in Rome: obsequies of popes, conclaves, papal possessions of the cathedral of Rome, jubilee years, canonizations of saints and receptions of ambassadors. Festivities and ceremonies at the Medici court in Florence include horse ballets performed in celebration of weddings and funerals held at the Church of San Lorenzo. Civic festivities comprise the Festa della Porchetta in Bologna, the Gioco del ponte di Pisa and regattas in Venice. The procession that took place in Bologna in 1530 after the coronation of Emperor Charles V is illustrated by a scroll of 40 plates engraved by Hogenberg.
    The collection features etchings by Jacques Callot, Stefano della Bella, Giovanni Battista Falda, Alessandro Specchi and Giuseppe Vasi, many of which document the ephemeral architecture and embellishments of permanent architecture rather than the event itself. There are representations of catafalques, funeral decorations, floats, and temporary triumphal arches designed by Bernardo Buontalenti, members of the Parigi family, Giuseppe Pannini, Carlo Rainaldi and Ferdinando Fuga.
  • Language: Multiple languages
  • Notes: Item-level records describe suites and individual prints that can be searched under accn. no. P910002**.
  • Form/Genre: Prints -- Italy -- 16th century
    Prints -- Italy -- 17th century
    Prints -- Italy -- 18th century
    Prints -- Italy -- 19th century
  • Subjects: Catafalques -- Italy Fasts and feasts -- Italy Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Italy Horse ballet -- Italy Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Italy Processions -- Italy Popes -- Election Triumphal arches -- Italy Festivals -- Italy -- Pictorial works
  • Collection: Festival collection (Getty Research Institute)
    Prints collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • ID/Accession Number: 1366-954
    P910002*
    P910002**
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 85172166
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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