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ID: 700000743Record Type: Movable Work
[Giostra dei venti] (etching (print); Greuter, Mathieu (etcher, 1564?-1638); published 1608; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 552491; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 218))
Note: Impressions of the etching were issued with a poem in verse attributed to Lorenzo Franceschi: Ballo e giostra de' venti ... (In Firenze : Appresso i Givnti, 1608). Others were included in the second edition of Camillo Rinuccini's description of the festivities: Descrizione delle feste ... (In Firenze : Appresso i Givnti, 1608); The draftsman and etcher Mathieu Greuter was presumably born in Strasbourg, but he may also have been Flemish. From 1606, he was active in Rome, where he died in 1638; The print depicts the equestrian ballet and joust Giostra dei venti performed in Piazza Santa Croce, Florence on October 27, 1608 as part of the festivities celebrating the wedding of Maria Maddalena of Austria to Prince Cosimo II; Piazza Santa Croce is shown transformed for the occasion as an arena with scaffolds and grandstands for the public. Cavaliers form three concentric circles in the center of the arena. On the left, the chariot of Oceanus is drawn by a whale. The cavaliers and "apparati" are numbered 1 to 32 and A to C; Watermark; Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**).
Titles:
[Giostra dei venti] (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Equestrian ballet and joust in Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, on 27 October 1608, celebrating the wedding of Cosimo II and Maria Maddalena 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 1608

Creator Display:
Greuter, Mathieu (etcher, 1564?-1638) [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Greuter, Matthäus (German printmaker, 1564 or 1566-1638) [500005629]
author Rinuccini, Camillo (Italian printmaker, 16th century) [500354008]
poet Franceschi, Lorenzo (Italian poet, active 1608) [500354017]
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: 552491; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 218)
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 26.3 x 38.8 cm, on sheet ca. 27.8 x 42.7 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend

Specific Subjects:
equestrian ballet [300379019]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (facet), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts, dance (discipline)) (AAT)
joust [300230820]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), contests) (AAT)
Term Not Found
..... ULAN Candidate
weddings (ceremonies) [300069158]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage) (AAT)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
ballet (discipline) [300054145]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (facet), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts, dance (discipline)) (AAT)
Maria Maddalena, d'Austria, granduchessa (Austrian noble, 1587-1631) [500353758]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
royal weddings [300379050]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage, weddings (ceremonies)) (AAT)
Piazza Santa Croce [7544566]
.....(Florence (inhabited place), Firenze province (province), Tuscany (region (administrative division)), Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
scenery (theatrical) [300188014]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <architectural elements by building type>) (AAT)
weddings (ceremonies) [300069158]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
[Giostra dei venti]........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 552491
Equestrian ballet and joust in Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, on 27 October 1608, celebrating the wedding of Cosimo II and Maria Maddalena of Austria........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
....................... Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici no. 15B
....................... Feste e apparati medicei no. 66, ill. 30
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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