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Il Fuoco Eterna

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1674 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burnacini, Lodovico Ottavio, born 1636 - died 1707 (set designer)
    Küsel, Matthäus, born 1629 - died 1681 (engraver and publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.192-1950

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 92, shelf B, box 23

Physical description

Engraving depicting a theatrical setting, bound together with 22 others in grey boards.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

1674 (made)

Artist/maker

Burnacini, Lodovico Ottavio, born 1636 - died 1707 (set designer)
Küsel, Matthäus, born 1629 - died 1681 (engraver and publisher)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 in, Width: 18.75 in

Object history note

The subject of this engraving is a set design by Lodovico Ottavio Burnaci for the opera Il Fuoco Eterna, held in Vienna in 1674 as part of the festivities to celebrate the birth of the Princess Anna Maria, daughter of Emperor Leopold I.

Descriptive line

Küsel, Matthäus. Engraving of a design by Lodovico Ottavio Burnaci for the opera Il Fuoco Eterna, held in Vienna in 1674 to celebrate the birth of the Princess Anna Maria, daughter of Emperor Leopold I. The interior of a Roman Senate House.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.
F. Biach-Schiffmann, Giovanni und Lodovico Burnacini, Theater und Feste am Wiener Hofe, Vienna & Berlin, 1931.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Theatre; Pageants and Ceremonies; Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Prints; Royalty; Commemoration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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