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Print - Primo Intermedio della veglia della liberatione di tirreno fatta nella sala delle comdie del Ser.mo Duca di Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap.va, il monte d'Ischia con il gigante tifeo sotto
  • Primo Intermedio della veglia della liberatione di tirreno fatta nella sala delle comdie del Ser.mo Duca di Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap.va, il monte d'Ischia con il gigante tifeo sotto
    Callot, Jacques
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Primo Intermedio della veglia della liberatione di tirreno fatta nella sala delle comdie del Ser.mo Duca di Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap.va, il monte d'Ischia con il gigante tifeo sotto

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Callot, Jacques (etchers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.1831-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 7, The Sheikha Amna Bint Mohammed Al Thani Gallery, case CA9

Print accompanied by the caption 'Primo Intermedio della veglia della liberatione di tirreno fatta nella sala delle comdie del Ser.mo Duca di Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap:va, il monte d'Ischia con il gigante tifeo sotto'; or 'First Act of Veglia della Liberazione di Tirreno represented in the comedy hall of the serene Duke of Tuscany during the carnival of 1616, representing the mount of Ischia with the Giant Tifeo underneath'. Etched by Jacques Callot.

Physical description

Etching accompanied by the caption 'Primo Intermedio della veglia della liberatione di tirreno fatta nella sala delle comdie del Ser.mo Duca di Toscana il carnovale del 1616 dove si rap:va, il monte d'Ischia con il gigante tifeo sotto'. A scene from the Grand Duke of Tuscany's Festival in 1616.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Callot, Jacques (etchers)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Les trois Intermédes de Florence, representés en 1616 sur le thèatre de Grand Duc. Suite de 3 essampes[?], sont les dans derniers sont rarissimes. Superbes épraives[?]. / Play by Andrea Salvadori'
Three Interludes of Florence, represented in 1616 on the theatre of the Grand Duke. Continuation of 3 [?], the last are extremely rare. Superb [?].
Written in pencil on loose print mount.

'Callot after Parigi, 1616'
Written in pencil on back of print sleeve.

'FLORENCE 1616/17 / La liberazione di Tirreno e d'Armea / autori del sangue toscano / 6 feb. 1616 / See note from Alberto sciolle filed / with Parigi Giulio ([questo?]) / dup of Primoo intermedio with Parigi ([f?] box)'
The liberation of Tirreno and Armea, authors of the Tuscan blood.
Written in blue biro on print sleave.

Dimensions

Height: 33.9 cm Print size, Width: 25.4 cm Print size, Height: 42.9 cm Total including mount, Width: 34.5 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

The first act of the Veglia sella Liberazione di Tirreno, shown in the Comedy Hall of the Duke of Tuscany during the carnival of 1616. Etching by Jacques Callot, ca.1616. Harry Beard Collection

Labels and date

First Intermezzo from ‘The Liberation of Tyrsenus and Arnea’
1617

Opera developed around 1600. It grew out of the sung and danced interludes known as intermezzi that were performed between the acts of serious drama at the Florentine court. This print records a performance held in the theatre at the Uffizi palace, the stage set with wings and theatrical machines. Since the dancers were usually courtiers, there is little separation between performers and audience.

Italy (Florence)

By Jacques Callot

Etching

Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard [09.12.2015]

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Etching (printing process)

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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