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Title
La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouse
Additional title: Venus jalouse
Names
Aveline, Pierre, le vieux, 1654-1722 (Engraver)
Torelli, Giacomo, 1608-1678 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1680 - 1689 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Ave P Ven 1
Topics
Sacrati, Francesco -- Venere gelosa
Opera -- Italy -- 17th century
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: representé et inventé par Iaques Torelli de Fano en Italie et gravé par Aveline avec privilege du Roy.
Caption title.
Acquisition: Gift; Hubert Goldschmidt, 2005.
Biographical/historical: La Venere gelosa, also called Venus jalouse or Jealous Venus (music, Francesco Sacrati; libretto, Niccolo Enea Bartolini) was first presented in Venice in 1643. Its plot derives from a little-known ancient myth in which the goddess Venus, who is about to be married to Bacchus, grows jealous of a mortal woman he fancies, and banishes her to the underworld. Its stage designs were created by Giacomo Torelli, whose technical innovations earned him fame as the great magician of the stage.
Biographical/historical: Pierre Aveline, a printmaker, publisher, and print vendor, engraved views of Paris and other cities. In 1685 he obtained a royal license that allowed him to publish his images of royal buildings, among them Versailles.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 23 x 33 cm., on mount 33 x 50 cm.
Description
Set design for the opera La Venere gelosa. It depicts the palace of the Roman god Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Its pillars and statuary recede towards an arch flanked by statues in niches. The god himself, recognizable by his winged helmet and feet, and the caduceus (a staff entwined with two serpents) he carries, hovers aloft before a funneling cloud. Five male figures wearing plumed headdresses stand in the foreground.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825067568
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758157
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 16.14.074
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85ea7180-b19d-0133-466a-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1654: Creator Born
  • 1680: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1722: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1680 - 1689. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74c6dfd0-b1a0-0133-f3e7-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 18, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74c6dfd0-b1a0-0133-f3e7-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1680 - 1689). La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouse Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74c6dfd0-b1a0-0133-f3e7-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouse