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ID: 700000762Record Type: Movable Work
Figvre della festa a cavallo, rappresentata nel teatro del ser.mo gran dvca di Toscana il di. 15, luglio 1637 (etching (print); Della Bella, Stefano (etcher, 1610-1664); published 1637; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 554298; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 254))
Note: Impressions of the etching were issued with the booklet Descrizione delle feste fatte in Firenze per le reali nozze di Ferdinando II ... (In Fiorenza : Per Zanobi Pignoni, 1637); The print depicts the carousel or equestrian ballet performed in Florence on the evening of July 15, 1637, as part of the festivities celebrating the wedding of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand II to Vittoria della Rovere; It is composed of seventeen compartments. The central compartment shows the equestrian ballet in the amphitheater of the Boboli gardens, revealing a dragon, torchbearers, cavaliers and the float of Armida, drawn by four elephants; it is framed by tableau curtains adorned with the Medici and the Della Rovere armorial shields. The upper central compartment depicts the float of Love, with a view of the Palazzo Pitti in the background. An inscription is printed below the image: CARRO D'AMORE. The fifteen other compartments show the choreographic figures of the carousel; Library another impression of the etching that forms part of the Italian Theater Collection: accn. no. P980004* (bx.6,f.10); Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**). Published: [1637] Impressions of the etching were issued with the booklet Descrizione delle feste fatte in Firenze per le reali nozze di Ferdinando II ... (In Fiorenza : Per Zanobi Pignoni, 1637); The print depicts the carousel or equestrian ballet performed in Florence on the evening of July 15, 1637, as part of the festivities celebrating the wedding of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand II to Vittoria della Rovere; It is composed of seventeen compartments. The central compartment shows the equestrian ballet in the amphitheater of the Boboli gardens, revealing a dragon, torchbearers, cavaliers and the float of Armida, drawn by four elephants; it is framed by tableau curtains adorned with the Medici and the Della Rovere armorial shields. The upper central compartment depicts the float of Love, with a view of the Palazzo Pitti in the background. An inscription is printed below the image: CARRO D'AMORE. The fifteen other compartments show the choreographic figures of the carousel; Library another impression of the etching that forms part of the Italian Theater Collection: accn. no. P980004* (bx.6,f.10); Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**).
Titles:
Figvre della festa a cavallo, rappresentata nel teatro del ser.mo gran dvca di Toscana il di. 15, luglio 1637 (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Figure della festa a cavallo (C,U,Italian,U,U)
Equestrian ballet performed in Florence, 15 July 1637, celebrating the wedding of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand II to Vittoria della Rovere (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 1637

Creator Display:
Della Bella, Stefano (etcher, 1610-1664) [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Della Bella, Stefano (Italian engraver and draftsman, 1610-1664) [500018966]
choreographer Ricci, Agniolo (Italian choreographer, 17th century) [500353750]
publishers Term Not Found [500353760]
artist Gamberai, Felice (Italian engineer, active ca. 1637) [500353929]
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: 554298; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 254)
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, 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>)
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 32.7 x 44.3 cm, on sheet 42 x 55.9 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend

Specific Subjects:
horse ballet [300379019]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts, dance (discipline)) (AAT)
Ferdinando II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany (Italian noble and patron, 1610-1670) [500339079]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
weddings (ceremonies) [300069158]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage) (AAT)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Term Not Found
..... CONA Candidate
royal weddings [300379050]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage, weddings (ceremonies)) (AAT)
pageants [300069240]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), entertainment events, performances (entertainment events)) (AAT)
depictions (visual works) [300248231]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by form>, <visual works by form of image>) (AAT)
Saracinelli, Ferdinando (Italian librettist and choreographer, ca. 1590-1640) [500353932]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
stage-setting and scenery [300188014]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <architectural elements by building type>) (AAT)
Vittoria della Rovere (Italian consort of Ferdinando II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1622-1694) [500353933]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
weddings (ceremonies) [300069158]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies, rites of passage) (AAT)
Term Not Found
..... CONA Candidate
carousel (tournament) [300379167]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), contests, tournaments) (AAT)

Provenance: xxx
Inscriptions: Figvre della festa a cavallo, rappresentata nel teatro del ser.mo gran dvca di Toscana il di. 15, luglio 1637 Agno.l Ricci in. del ballo ; Felice Ganb.rai ing.re ; Ste. de.lla Be.lla del. e f.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Figvre della festa a cavallo, rappresentata nel teatro del ser.mo gran dvca di Toscana il di. 15, luglio 1637........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 554298
Figure della festa a cavallo........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Equestrian ballet performed in Florence, 15 July 1637, celebrating the wedding of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand II to Vittoria della Rovere........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... de Vesme 50
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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