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ID: 700000643Record Type: Movable Work
Feste della Chinea (engravings (prints); various printmakers; depicted works are by various artists; published 1722-1785; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 350512)
Note: Title derived from the name of the event represented by the illustrations. Two days of events (fireworks were a major feature) are represented by two plates for each occasion of the ritual presentation of a fine white horse (chinea) and some 7000 gold ducats as tribute to the incumbent pope by the Kingdom of Naples (later Kingdom of the two Sicilies) represented at the events by the princely Roman family of Colonna. Days were the 29th and 30th of June honoring Sts. Peter and Paul. Until the hiatus of 1734-1737 (occasioned by political events) the macchine de' fuochi d'artificio were largely allegorical/mythological in nature, after the break they continued thus until 1745 after which they became predominantly architectural. The dates of this series represent a revival of a tradition established in the 15th century. Architects and designers responsible for the elaborate constructions include Alessandro Specchi, Gabrielle Valvassori, probably Nicola Michetti though not recorded on plates, Marco Tuscher, Michelangelo Specchi, J.-L. Le Lorrain, François Hutin, Pietro Parrocel, and Francesco Preziado, and by 1751 Paolo Posi until 1776, followed by Giuseppe Palazzi; Artists and engravers include Gasparo Massi, Filippo Vasconi, Giuseppe Pozzi, Pietro Parrocel, Michele Sorelló, François Hutin, J.-L. Le Lorrain, Francesco Preziado, Carlo Bellicard, Giuseppe Vasi in tandem with Posi and Palazzi, Franco Barbazza, Francesco Aquila and Andrea Rossi; Pyrotechniciens from Castel S. Angelo include Francesco Scardovelli and Giuseppe Silici; Library's set of engravings comprise 83 engravings of the possible 106 as it would appear that there were no engravings for the years of hiatus, 1734-1737, for 1768 when the event took place in the mornings, and for 1777, 1779, 1780, 1781 and 1783, 1784, 1786, 1787, although drawings for those occasions exist. (Cf. Della Chinea, p. 164-168); Library has: 1724.1, 1727.1-2, 1729.1-2, 1738.1-2, 1739.2, 1740.2, 1741.1-2 through 1744.1-2, 1745.2 through 1767.1-2, 1769.1-2 through 1776.1-2, 1778.1-2, 1782.1-2, 1785.1-2; Library's set of engravings, mounted to 50 x 70 cm., in two bound boxes with spine title: Bellezze architettoniche della Chinea in Roma, while the catalogue of the collection bears the title: Meraviglie architettoniche per le feste della presentazione della Chinea, 1722-1785, with Feste della Chinea at head of title. Publication: [Rome : s.n., 1722-1785].
Titles:
Feste della Chinea (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Meraviglie architettoniche per le feste della presentazione della Chinea, 1722-1785 (C,U,Italian,U,U)
Series depicting the celebrations of the Festa della Chinea in Rome, 1722-1785 (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: series
Work Types:
engravings (prints) [300041340] (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)
set (group) [300133146]
..... (Objects Facet, Object Groupings and Systems (Hierarchy Name), object groupings, <object groupings by general context>)
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 1722-1785

Creator Display:
various printmakers; depicted works are by various artists [preferred,GRISC]
Vasconi, Filippo (Italian engraver and architect, ca. 1687-1730) [500004802]
Posi, Paolo (Italian architect, 1708-1776) [500009113]
Tuscher, Marcus (German architect, painter, and printmaker, 1705-1751) [500012221]
Vasi, Giuseppe (Italian printmaker, archaeologist, 1710-1782) [500018222]
Aquila, Francesco Faraone (Italian printmaker and engraver, ca. 1676 - ca. 1740) [500018768]
Preciado de la Vega, Francisco (Spanish painter, critic, 1712-1789) [500019083]
Michetti, Niccolò (Italian architect, ca. 1675-ca. 1759) [500019631]
Valvassori, Gabriele (Italian architect, 1683-1761) [500030220]
Specchi, Alessandro (Italian architect and printmaker, 1668-1729) [500031316]
Le Lorrain, Louis-Joseph (French painter and printmaker, 1715-1759, active in Russia) [500031999]
Specchi, Michelangelo (Italian architect and artist, ca. 1684-ca. 1750) [500034877]
Sorelló, Miguel de (Spanish engraver, ca. 1700 - ca. 1765, active in Spain and Italy) [500038103]
Barbazza, Francesco (Italian engraver, active late 18th century) [500043238]
Hutin, François (French painter and etcher, ca. 1685-1758) [500043302]
Massi, Gasparo (Italian etcher, engraver, and painter, 1698-1731) [500043316]
Bellicard, Jérôme Charles (French architect, engraver, and writer, 1726-1786) [500056684]
Parrocel, Pierre Ignace (French printmaker, 1702-1775, active in Italy) [500057006]
Rossi, Andrea (Italian engraver and etcher, active 1727-1775) [500057022]
Palazzi, Giuseppe (Italian architect, 1740-1810) [500119140]
publishers unknown Italian (Italian cultural designation) [500125250]
Term Not Found [500353855]
Scardovelli, Francesco (Italian pyrotechnician, active 18th century) [500353856]
Silici, Giuseppe (Italian pyrotechnician, active 18th century) [500353857]
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: 350512
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
Other: Publication: Roma [7000874] Roma province (province), Lazio (region (administrative division)), Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: 106 art prints: engraving, b&w
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)

Dimensions: set of engravings, mounted to 50 x 70 cm, in two bound boxes; dimensions of the engravings vary, 32 cm minimum, 57 cm the maximum; 106 prints
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend
architecture

Specific Subjects:
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
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)
Baroque [300021147]
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods>) (AAT)
Benedict XIII, Pope (Italian patron and pope, born 1649 or 1650, died 1730) [500121836]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Benedict XIV, Pope (Italian pope, 1675-1758) [500314192]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Clement XII, Pope (Italian pope, 1652-1740) [500353858]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Clement XIII, Pope (Italian pope, 1693-1769) [500252926]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Clement XIV, Pope (Italian pope, 1705-1774) [500315942]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Colonna family (Italian patrons and collectors, active 15th-17th centuries) [500353827]
.....(Corporate Bodies) (ULAN)
Festa della Chinea
..... Iconography Candidate
allegories (document genre) [300202507]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Information Forms (Hierarchy Name), information forms (objects), document genres, <document genres by form>, literature (writings), document genres for literary works) (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)
Innocent XIII, Pope (Italian pope, 1655-1724) [500319909]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Regno di Napoli [7003012]
.....(Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
papacies [300379037]
.....(Agents Facet, Organizations (Hierarchy Name), organizations (groups), administrative bodies, political administrative bodies, <political administrative bodies by governing person>) (AAT)
Pius VI, Pope (Italian pope, 1717-1799) [500324155]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
rituals (events) [300065284]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities)) (AAT)
Roman (ancient Italian style) [300020533]
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, Early Western World, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Ancient Italian) (AAT)

Inscriptions: In addition to identifying captions, the plates bear the names of designers, artists, engravers and some pyrotechnicians, as well as the prelates honored and the Colonnas in charge.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Feste della Chinea........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 350512
Meraviglie architettoniche per le feste della presentazione della Chinea, 1722-1785........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Series depicting the celebrations of the Festa della Chinea in Rome, 1722-1785........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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