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Il Pomo d'Oro

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1666-68 (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.181-1950

  • 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

1666-68 (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 is a theatrical setting designed by L. O. Burnacini for the opera Il Pomo d'Oro by Antonio Cesti with libretto by Francesco Sbarra, produced in Vienna between 12 December 1666 and 2 February 1667 at the festivities held in celebration of the marriage of the Emperor Leopold I to the Infanta Margherita of Spain.

Descriptive line

Küsel, Matthäus. Engraving of a design by Lodovico Ottavio Burnaci for Il Pomo d'Oro, an entertainment held in Vienna in 1666-1667 to celebrate the marriage of the Emperor Leopold I to the Infanta Margarita Theresa of Spain. The Valley of the River Xanthus

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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