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Vue perspective de l'interieur de la salle du spectacle de Veronne en Italie

Title
Vue perspective de l'interieur de la salle du spectacle de Veronne en Italie [graphic].
Publication
Paris : Daumont, [176-? or later]

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Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZFY Anon Vue 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
Bibiena, Francesco, 1659-1739.
Description
1 print : etching, hand-colored; 34 x 50 cm., plate mark 28 x 42 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Etchings.
Note
  • Caption title.
Source (note)
  • Wilfredo Toscanini.
Biography (note)
  • This theatre has been identified as the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy. Intended as an opera house, its first building was designed by the architect Francesco Bibiena, and inaugurated in 1732. Damaged by fire in 1749, it was rebuilt with some changes, and rededicated in 1754. This print may possibly commemorate that event. Bombing destroyed the theatre in World War II, but its reconstruction, completed in 1975, aimed to restore the architecture of the past.
  • The Victoria & Albert Museum in London holds a version of this print published by Jacques Simon Chereau, dated to the eighteenth century. Though the Chereau version is also hand-colored, it has a more varied palette, and the colors are more skillfully applied. The Victoria & Albert also holds a copy of this print published by Daumont in the nineteenth century. Again, the hand-coloring appears to be of better quality than on this copy. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library hold versions published by Mondhare, which reverse the image on this print and add the legend "Vue de la comedie de Verone," printed in reverse above the image.
Call Number
*MGZFY Anon Vue 1
OCLC
825553143
Title
Vue perspective de l'interieur de la salle du spectacle de Veronne en Italie [graphic].
Imprint
Paris : Daumont, [176-? or later]
Summary
Interior view of a theatre decorated in the Baroque style. A large audience watches a performance by three male and two female performers.
Biography
This theatre has been identified as the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Italy. Intended as an opera house, its first building was designed by the architect Francesco Bibiena, and inaugurated in 1732. Damaged by fire in 1749, it was rebuilt with some changes, and rededicated in 1754. This print may possibly commemorate that event. Bombing destroyed the theatre in World War II, but its reconstruction, completed in 1975, aimed to restore the architecture of the past.
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London holds a version of this print published by Jacques Simon Chereau, dated to the eighteenth century. Though the Chereau version is also hand-colored, it has a more varied palette, and the colors are more skillfully applied. The Victoria & Albert also holds a copy of this print published by Daumont in the nineteenth century. Again, the hand-coloring appears to be of better quality than on this copy. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library hold versions published by Mondhare, which reverse the image on this print and add the legend "Vue de la comedie de Verone," printed in reverse above the image.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
For a copy of the Mondhare version of this print, which reverses the image, see: *MGZFD The Ver 1.
Source
Gift; Wilfredo Toscanini.
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Added Author
Bibiena, Francesco, 1659-1739. Associated name
Research Call Number
*MGZFY Anon Vue 1
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