Vue perspective de l'interieur de la salle du spectacle de Veronne en Italie
NamesBibiena, Francesco, 1659-1739 (Architect)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers in groups or more than two but not in a ballet or theatrical dance scene
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1760 - 1769 (Questionable)Place: ParisPublisher: Daumont
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFY Anon Vue 1
TopicsTeatro filarmonico Vérone, ItalieTheaters -- Italy -- Verona
NotesContent: Caption title.Acquisition: Gift; Wilfredo Toscanini.Biographical/historical: 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.Biographical/historical: 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.
Physical DescriptionEtchingsExtent: 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 34 x 50 cm., plate mark 28 x 42 cm.
DescriptionInterior view of a theatre decorated in the Baroque style. A large audience watches a performance by three male and two female performers.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825553143NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759814Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b37e8b90-0107-0135-8aa7-7de4c7768c42
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