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ID: 700000766Record Type: Movable Work
[Hipermestra] (etchings (prints); Degli Alli, Silvio (etcher); published 1658; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 554353; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 266))
Note: Pier Francesco Cavalli wrote the score of the ballet, Ferdinando Tacca created the stage settings and floats, and Stefano della Bella designed the costumes. Tommaso Guidoni was the choreographer of the dances; Impressions of the etchings were issued in: Descrizione della presa d'Argo e de gli amori di Linceo con Hipermestra festa teatrale rappresentata dal signor principe cardinal Gio. Carlo di Toscana ... (In Firenze : Nella Stamperia di S.A.S, 1658). The later publication of the libretto in Delle poesie dramatiche ... (1689-1690) is illustrated with derivative prints signed "M. Bellon", which do not include the proscenium arch; Italian noble who served as page or Paggio di Valigia to Cardinal Giovan Carlo de' Medici; The prints depict the opera Hipermestra commissioned by Cardinal Giovan Carlo de' Medici and performed on June 18, 1658, in the theater of the Accademia degli immobili, Florence in honor of the birth of Felipe Prosper, son of King Philip IV of Spain; Prints [1] to [12] show stage settings of the opera (cf. Molinari, ill. 102-112). They reveal the love story of the daughter of Danaus, Hypermnestra, and Lynceus, affected by the intervention of deities, such as Phoebus Apollo, Thetis, Venus and Vulcan. Each print is framed by a proscenium arch displaying the emblem of the Accademia degli immobili: a shield depicting a windmill, ornamented with a scroll containing the motto: IN SVA MOVENZA E FERMO. Beneath the arms is a scroll with the inscription: IMMOBILI. Print [13] depicts the auditorium of the theater of the Accademia degli immobili, seen from the stage (cf. Blumenthal, no. 90); Library has another impression of print [13] in the Italian Theater Collection: accn. no. P980004 (bx.5,f.2); Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**). Published: [1658]. 13 prints
Titles:
[Hipermestra] (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Suite of prints depicting the opera Hipermestra in the theater of the Accademia degli immobili, Florence on 18 June 1658, honoring the birth of Felipe Prosper, son of King Philip IV of Spain (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: suite
Work Types:
etchings (prints) [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)
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 1658

Creator Display:
Degli Alli, Silvio (etcher) [preferred,GRISC]
scenographer Tacca, Ferdinando (Italian sculptor and scenographer, born 1619, died 1686 or 1690) [500006323]
printmaker Della Bella, Stefano (Italian engraver and draftsman, 1610-1664) [500018966]
choreographer Guidoni, Tommaso (Italian painter, choreographer, and designer, born 1586/1600) [500353951]
printmaker Degli Alli, Silvio (Italian engraver and choreographer, active 1658-1661) [500354166]
composer Cavalli, Pier Francesco (Italian composer, 1602-1676) [500354168]
librettist Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea (Florentine librettist and physician, 1624-1700) [500354169]
author Rucellai, Orazio Ricasoli (Italian philosopher, 1614-1674) [500354170]
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: 554353; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 266)
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: 13 prints: 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 ca. 33.9 x 44.9 cm and smaller, on sheet ca. 38.3 x 52.8 cm and smaller; 13 prints
General Subject:
literary theme (preferred )
interior architecture
religion and mythology
performing arts

Specific Subjects:
Hipermestra
..... Iconography Candidate
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Accademia degli immobili (Italian academy, contemporary) [500354173]
.....(Corporate Bodies) (ULAN)
Danaids (Greek mythology)
..... Iconography Candidate
Hypermnestra
..... Iconography Candidate
Medici, Giovan Carlo de' (Italian cardinal, 1611-1663) [500353788]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
opera (discipline) [300054147]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts) (AAT)
stage-setting and scenery [300188014]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <architectural elements by building type>) (AAT)
theaters (buildings) [300007117]
.....(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 function>, performing arts structures, performing arts buildings) (AAT)

Provenance: xxx
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
[Hipermestra]........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 554353
Suite of prints depicting the opera Hipermestra in the theater of the Accademia degli immobili, Florence on 18 June 1658, honoring the birth of Felipe Prosper, son of King Philip IV of Spain........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
....................... Molinari, C. Le nozze degli dèi ill. 102-112
....................... Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici p. 186-192, no. 89-90
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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