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[The Venetian wedding]

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[The Venetian wedding]
Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623? (Engraver)
Barendsz, Dirck, 1534-1592 (Artist)
Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617 (Associated name)
Martial (Author in quotations or text extracts)

Prints depicting dance


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1585 - 1620 (Approximate)
Place: Frankfurt am Main
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Bry J Ven 1
Weddings -- Italy -- Venice -- 16th century
Statement of responsibility: The British Museum's copy of this print, which is not trimmed, identifies the engraver: Joan Theodorus de Bry excud.
Language: Includes inscriptions in French and Latin, among them an epigram by Martial.
Source note: Title derived from British Museum online catalog.
Biographical/historical: Print made by the engraver Johann Theodor de Bry after an engraving by Hendrik Goltzius, made in 1584 after a drawing by Dirck Barendsz. Barendsz, who was born and died in Amsterdam, worked for a time in Titian's workshop in Venice. This print reverses the image in Goltzius's engraving, so that the bridal couple faces left rather than right.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; diam. image 16 cm.
Trimmed to circular sheet.
Representation of a well-dressed bridal couple, their postures suggesting dance movement, surrounded by equally elegant guests. Musicians play in a gallery at right. In the background is a view of Venice's lagoon. The two men in the doorway at left have been identified in the British Museum's online catalog as the commedia dell'arte characters Magnifico and his assistant Zanni. M.A. Katritzky's The art of commedia: a study in the commedia dell'arte 1560-1620 with special reference to the visual records (2006) identifies the first man as Pantalone.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 771303671
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19477879
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2e32d4f0-f368-0132-c4d9-58d385a7bbd0
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

  • 1561: Creator Born
  • 1585: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1623: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[The Venetian wedding]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1585 - 1620.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[The Venetian wedding]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 14, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1585 - 1620). [The Venetian wedding] Retrieved from

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[The Venetian wedding]