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ID: 700000287Record Type: Movable Work
Veduta della machina di fuoco artifiziato alta palmi 210, e larga 120 fatta innalzare in Piazza di Spagna dall'emo. e rmo. sig.r cardinal Bentivoglio d'Aragona in occasione dei reciprochi matrimonij fra le reali corone di Spagna, e Portogallo, e della ricuperata salute di S. M. catt.ca, e del ser.mo principe sposo .. (etching (print); Vasconi, Filippo (1687?-1730); published 1728; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...)
Note: The ephemeral structure was commissioned by Cardinal Bentivoglio d'Aragona, who had been nominated minister of Spain before the Holy See by Felipe V on November 3, 1726. The Roman printmaker and architect Filippo Vasconi or Vasconio, nephew of the architect Carlo Fontana, created prints that served as illustrations to architectural treatises and to a publication on fireworks machines. The print depicts a fireworks structure erected in Piazza di Spagna in Rome on the evening of 4 July 1728 in celebration of weddings between the House of Bourbon of Spain and the House of Bragança of Portugal, and in commemoration of the convalescence of King Felipe V of Spain. Prince Ferdinando and Princess Mariana Vitória, son and daughter of Felipe V, were given in marriage respectively to Princess Maria Bárbara and Prince José, daughter and son of King João V of Portugal. Designed by the architect Nicola Salvi, the macchina features Hymenaeus seated in front of his royal palace, offering a nuptial torch to Castor and Pollux who represent Ferdinando and José. At top of the palace, Apollo, Fame, and the Muses celebrate the event. Trimmed within plate mark in lower center, where Salvi's signature appears in other impressions.
Titles:
Veduta della machina di fuoco artifiziato alta palmi 210, e larga 120 fatta innalzare in Piazza di Spagna dall'emo. e rmo. sig.r cardinal Bentivoglio d'Aragona in occasione dei reciprochi matrimonij fra le reali corone di Spagna, e Portogallo, e della ricuperata salute di S. M. catt.ca, e del ser.mo principe sposo .. (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Fireworks structure in Piazza di Spagna, Rome, 4 July 1728, celebrating marriage of the House of Bourbon and the House of Bragança (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
engravings (prints) [300041340]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1728

Creator Display:
Vasconi, Filippo (1687?-1730) [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Vasconi, Filippo (Italian engraver and architect, ca. 1687-1730) [500004802]
artist Panini, Giovanni Paolo (Italian painter, architect, and scenographer, 1691-1765) [500018296]
artist Salvi, Nicola (Italian architect, 1697-1751) [500023465]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print: etching, engraving
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)
engraving (printing process) [300053225]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: plate mark 62 x 46.8 cm., on sheet 62.4 x 47.4 cm; trimmed within plate mark in lower center
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend
structure

Specific Subjects:
ephemeral structure [300007997]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by design>) (AAT)
fireworks (visual works) [300249836]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>) (AAT)
allegory (artistic device) [300055866]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <concepts in the arts>, artistic concepts, artistic devices, symbolism (artistic concept)) (AAT)
Bentivoglio d'Aragona, Marco Cornelio (Italian cardinal, 1668-1732) [500353678]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Ferdinand VI, King of Spain (Spanish ruler, patron, and collector, 1713-1759) [500122379]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Joseph, King of Portugal (Portuguese king, 1714-1777) [500353680]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
María Bárbara, Queen, consort of Fernando VI, King of Spain (Spanish queen, 1711-1758) [500353681]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Mariana Vitória, Queen, consort of José I, King of Portugal (Portuguese queen, died 1718) [500353682]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Philip V, King of Spain (Spanish ruler, patron, and collector, 1683-1746) [500122373]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Piazza di Spagna [7544541]
.....(Rome (inhabited place), Roma province (province), Lazio (region (administrative division)), Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)

Inscriptions: Veduta della machina di fuoco artifiziato alta palmi 210, e larga 120 fatta innalzare in Piazza di Spagna dall'emo. e rmo. sig.r cardinal Bentivoglio d'Aragona in occasione dei reciprochi matrimonij fra le reali corone di Spagna, e Portogallo, e della ricuperata salute di S. M. catt.ca, e del ser.mo principe sposo .. Gio. Paolo Pannini delin. ; Filippo Vasconi sculp. Trimmed within plate mark in lower center, where Salvi's signature appears in other impressions.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Veduta della machina di fuoco artifiziato alta palmi 210, e larga 120 fatta innalzare in Piazza di Spagna dall'emo. e rmo. sig.r cardinal Bentivoglio d'Aragona in occasione dei reciprochi matrimonij fra le reali corone di Spagna, e Portogallo, e della ricuperata salute di S. M. catt.ca, e del ser.mo principe sposo .......... [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Fireworks structure in Piazza di Spagna, Rome, 4 July 1728, celebrating marriage of the House of Bourbon and the House of Bragança........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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