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Object: Primo Intermedio della Veglia della liberatione di Tirreno...
Series: La liberazione di Tirenno et d'Arnea
Series: Les Intermèdes
First interlude: ballet set in large room with coffered ceiling (Sala delle Commedie at the Uffizi), with spectators sitting in tiers on the sides, and others standing and watching figures dancing in the middle of the room; in the background, the stage, with scenery depicting a woody landscape and, in the middle, the giant Tipheus crushed by Mount Ischia; coat of arms in upper part unfinished. 1617
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Height: 266 millimetres (cut)
Width: 194 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Callot executed three plates illustrating the interludes of 'La liberazione di Tirenno et d'Arnea', a spectacle written by Andrea Salvadori, organized and designed by Luigi Parigi and performed on 5 February 1617 at the Sala delle Commedie (or Teatro Grande, located at the 2nd floor of the Uffizi; decoration now mostly lost) for the mariage of Caterina, sister of Cosimo II Grand Duke of Tuscany, with Ferdinand of Gonzagua. The storyline involves Tyrrhenus and Arnea, the mythical ancestors of the Etruscans and celebrates love as well as the relationship between the duchies of Mantua and of Tuscany.
Lieure states that the text of the spectacles was printed for the first time in a late edition of Salvadori's works (Rome: Michel Ercole, 1668); whether the plates were included in this edition is not said. The use made of these plates until 1668 date is not specified.
Also see cat. exhib. 'Jacques Callot' (Nancy, 1992) No.91-95.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the Scarisbrick collection of Callot's work: see comment on 1861,0713.1.
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