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ID: 700000786Record Type: Movable Work
[Gara delle stagioni] (etching (print); Della Bella, Stefano (etcher, 1610-1664); published 1652; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 559020; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 482))
Note: Gaspare Vigarani designed the floats and Girolamo Graziani is credited with the conception of this carousel, which featured Aeolus and the personifications of the Four Seasons. According to de Vesme, the print is the first in a suite of fourteen and was also issued with La gara delle stagioni torneo a cavallo ... (In Modana : Per Giulian Cassiani Stampator Ducale, 1652); The print depicts the carousel or tournament Gara delle stagioni performed in Modena on April 10, 1652, in honor of the visit of Anna de' Medici, Ferdinand Karl of Austria and Sigmund Franz of Austria; It shows a cross section of the temporary theater designed by the architect Bartolomeo Luigi Avanzini, adorned with the armorial shields of the House of Austria and lit with burning urns. A horse-drawn chariot in the center of the stage is escorted by torch-bearers; Trimmed within plate mark and with loss of lower margin where the etcher's signature appears in other impressions (cf. de Vesme); Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**). Published: [1652]
Titles:
[Gara delle stagioni] (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Tournament, Gara delle stagioni, performed in Modena in honor of the visit of Anna de' Medici on 10 April 1652 (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 1652

Creator Display:
Della Bella, Stefano (etcher, 1610-1664) [preferred,GRISC]
artist Vigarani, Gaspare (Italian architect and scenographer, 1586 or 1588-1663/1664) [500015973]
printmaker Della Bella, Stefano (Italian engraver and draftsman, 1610-1664) [500018966]
artist Avanzini, Bartolomeo Luigi (Italian architect, 1608-1658) [500067431]
choreographer Graziani, Girolamo (Italian noble and poet, 1604-1675) [500354227]
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: 559020; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 482)
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: ca. 55 x 43 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
history and legend

Specific Subjects:
tournament [300069188]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), contests) (AAT)
mock battles [300379110]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), entertainment events, performances (entertainment events)) (AAT)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Archduchess Anna, consort of Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (Austrian archduchess, 1616-1676) [500353955]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (Austrian archduke, 1628-1662) [500353956]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Francesco I d'Este. Duke of Modena and Reggio (Italian patron, 1610-1658) [500286196]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
history (discipline) [300054394]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, social sciences, <history and related disciplines>) (AAT)
interior lighting [300052027]
.....(Objects Facet, Object Groupings and Systems (Hierarchy Name), systems (equipment), <systems by function>, lighting, <lighting by location or context>) (AAT)
pageants [300069240]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), entertainment events, performances (entertainment events)) (AAT)
parade floats [300251012]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), land vehicles, <land vehicles by form>, freewheeled vehicles, <freewheeled vehicles by form or function>) (AAT)
Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (Austrian ruler, 1630-1665) [500353964]
.....(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)
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)
visits of state [300379045]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), ceremonies, cultural ceremonies) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
[Gara delle stagioni]........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 559020
Tournament, Gara delle stagioni, performed in Modena in honor of the visit of Anna de' Medici on 10 April 1652........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... de Vesme 51
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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