La décoration du palais de Mercure du 2e acte de l'opera de Venus jalouseAdditional title: Venus jalouse
NamesAveline, Pierre, le vieux, 1654-1722 (Engraver)Torelli, Giacomo, 1608-1678 (Artist)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1680 - 1689 (Approximate)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Ave P Ven 1
TopicsSacrati, Francesco -- Venere gelosaOpera -- Italy -- 17th century
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionEngravingsExtent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 23 x 33 cm., on mount 33 x 50 cm.
DescriptionSet 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 ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825067568NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758157NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 16.14.074Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85ea7180-b19d-0133-466a-00505686a51c
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