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ID: 700000416Record Type: Movable Work
Idea della macchina da incendiarsi in Piazza Colonna la sera de' 27 luglio 1775 alla presenza di S.A.R. l'archiduca Massimiliano d'Austria (etching (print); Vasi, Giuseppe (1710-1782); published 1775; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 389788; accession number: P970013**)
Note: The print depicts the forge of Vulcan built around the Antonine column as a stage for fireworks display in honor of the Archduke Maximilian of Austria; During his visit to Rome, he was the guest of the prince Sigismondo Chigi, whose palace faced the Piazza Colonna. In this reconstitution of Virgilian scenery, Vulcan offers arms and armor to the young Aeneas, who symbolizes the youngest son of the Empress Maria Theresa, whose bicephalous eagle decorates the column. Platforms erected on caryatids around the plaza are filled with nobility and trumpeters. The balconies and windows of the surrounding palaces are hung with draperies and full of spectators. The title is inscribed above the scene; to its left is the draftsman's signature "Pietro Camporese Architetto inv." and to its right, the etcher's name "Cav. Giuseppe Vasi scul." The symbolic scene is explained in a long text engraved on the bottom of the plate.
Titles:
Idea della macchina da incendiarsi in Piazza Colonna la sera de' 27 luglio 1775 alla presenza di S.A.R. l'archiduca Massimiliano d'Austria (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Macchina with forge of Vulcan and Antonine column, for fireworks honoring the visiting Archduke Maximilian of Austria (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>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1775

Creator Display:
Vasi, Giuseppe (1710-1782) [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Vasi, Giuseppe (Italian printmaker, archaeologist, 1710-1782) [500018222]
artist Camporese, Pietro, I (Italian architect, 1726-1781) [500033717]
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)
Repository Numbers: 389788; accession number: P970013**
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
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)

Dimensions: plate mark 45.5 x 65.5 cm, on sheet 55 x 80 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend
performing arts

Specific Subjects:
macchina (festival) [300048776]
.....(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>, temporary structures) (AAT)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Chigi, Sigismondo (Italian noble, 1736-1793) [500353893]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
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)
Ferdinand Maximilian, Archduke of Austria (Austrian ruler of Mexico, 1832-1867) [500342485]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)

Provenance: Robin Halwas London
Inscriptions: Idea della macchina da incendiarsi in Piazza Colonna la sera de' 27 luglio 1775 alla presenza di S.A.R. l'archiduca Massimiliano d'Austria Pietro Camporese architetto inv. ; Cav. Giuseppe Vasi scul.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Idea della macchina da incendiarsi in Piazza Colonna la sera de' 27 luglio 1775 alla presenza di S.A.R. l'archiduca Massimiliano d'Austria........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 389788
Macchina with forge of Vulcan and Antonine column, for fireworks honoring the visiting Archduke Maximilian of Austria........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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