The Getty Research Institute
Research Home Tools Cutural Objects Names Authority Full Record Display
Cultural Objects Names Authority  Cultural Objects Names Authority® Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
ID: 700001188Record Type: Movable Work
La gran piazza di Villa Torlonia, qual si vedeva il giorno 4 giugno 1842, nell'istante dell'innalzamento del primario obelisco dedicato al duca d. Giovanni Torlonia, presenti, alla loggia del rurale palagio, la santità di nostro signore Gregorio XVI, e la maestà di Luigi re di Baviera (etching (print); Cottafavi, Gaetano (etcher, fl. 1837-1864); published 1842; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 2649-272; 649272; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 1088))
Note: This obelisk, as well as the second one dedicated to Anna Maria, mother of Alessandro, was designed in imitation of Egyptian obelisks and made from granite that originated from Baveno in Piedmont. Its inauguration, after its transport by river, canal, sea, and land from Piedmont, was celebrated in the presence of Pope Gregory XVI and King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The architect Quintiliano Raimondi designed the bases for the obelisks, while Luigi Maria Ungarelli was the author of the inscriptions in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Nicola Carnevali designed the framework used for the monoliths' erection; Impressions of the etching were issued in: Francesco Gasparoni, Sugli obelischi Torlonia nella villa Nomentana (Roma : Nella Tipografia Salviucci, 1842); Several architects contributed to the building of the Villa Torlonia, located outside of Porta Pia along the via Nomentana, notably Giuseppe Valadier, Giovanni Battista Caretti, and Raimondi; Gaetano Cottafavi, a printmaker active in Rome, specialized in the representation of views and monuments of Rome; The print shows the square in front of Villa Torlonia in Rome during the festivities, held on 4 June 1842, that marked the erection of the obelisk commissioned by Alessandro Torlonia in memory of his father, Giovanni; Library has another impression of the etching bound in: Sugli obelischi Torlonia nella villa Nomentana (Roma : Nella Tipografia Salviucci, 1842); Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**). Publication: [1842] (34501/publishers).
Titles:
La gran piazza di Villa Torlonia, qual si vedeva il giorno 4 giugno 1842, nell'istante dell'innalzamento del primario obelisco dedicato al duca d. Giovanni Torlonia, presenti, alla loggia del rurale palagio, la santità di nostro signore Gregorio XVI, e la maestà di Luigi re di Baviera (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Raising of the large obelisk in Piazza di Villa Torlonia, Rome, on 4 June 1842 (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 1842

Creator Display:
Cottafavi, Gaetano (etcher, fl. 1837-1864) [preferred,GRISC]
artist Raimondi, Quintiliano (Italian architect, died 1848) [500088961]
printmaker Cottafavi, Gaetano (Italian engraver and draftsman, 1800-1865) [500354353]
artist Carnevali, Nicola (Italian architect and engineer, 1811-1885) [500354354]
author Ungarelli, Luigi Maria (Italian author, active 19th century) [500354355]
artist Gasparoni, Francesco (Italian architect, died 1865) [500354356]
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: 2649-272; 649272; (CMalG)1366-954; accession number: P910002** (FF. 1088)
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: image 24.2 x 53.6 cm, on sheet 29.2 x 57.8 cm
General Subject:
event (preferred )
architecture

Specific Subjects:
obelisks (monumental pillars) [300007021]
.....(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>, monuments, <monuments by form>, monumental pillars) (AAT)
raising (standing) [300379158]
.....(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>) (AAT)
scaffolding [300022259]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), equipment, <equipment by process>, supporting equipment) (AAT)
Gregory XVI, Pope (Italian pope and patron, 1765-1846) [500283606]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (Bavarian king and patron, 1786-1868) [500240441]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events, events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)
Torlonia, Alessandro (Italian noble, 1800-1886) [500354357]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
patronage [300055736]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, social science concepts, economic concepts) (AAT)
Torlonia, Anna Maria, Duchessa di Bracciano (Italian noble, died 1840) [500354359]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Torlonia, Giovanni, Duca di Bracciano (Italian noble, 1754-1829) [500354361]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Term Not Found
..... CONA Candidate

Provenance: xxx
Inscriptions: La gran piazza di Villa Torlonia, qual si vedeva il giorno 4 giugno 1842, nell'istante dell'innalzamento del primario obelisco dedicato al duca d. Giovanni Torlonia, presenti, alla loggia del rurale palagio, la santità di nostro signore Gregorio XVI, e la maestà di Luigi re di Baviera Gaetano Cottafavi disegnò dal vero ed incise.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
La gran piazza di Villa Torlonia, qual si vedeva il giorno 4 giugno 1842, nell'istante dell'innalzamento del primario obelisco dedicato al duca d. Giovanni Torlonia, presenti, alla loggia del rurale palagio, la santità di nostro signore Gregorio XVI, e la maestà di Luigi re di Baviera........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 649272
Raising of the large obelisk in Piazza di Villa Torlonia, Rome, on 4 June 1842........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
New Search

Back to Top
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust