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Feste nelle nozze de don Francesco Medici gran duca di Toscana; et della ... sig. Bianca Cappello, Florence, October 14, 1579

Written by Raffaello Gualterotti (Italian, Florence 1543–1639 Florence)
Printed by Stamperia Giunti , Florence
Etching, woodcuts
Overall: 9 x 6 1/8 x 9/16 in. (22.8 x 15.5 x 1.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
Duke Francesco de' Medici and Bianca Cappello's marriage in 1578 was celebrated with great pomp, partially intended to help establish her in Florentine society. This festival book records the many celebrations organized, including an elaborate pageant in the courtyard of the Pitti palace, where wildly extravagant tableaux were performed. The entire event was said to have cost 300,000 ducats.
Biblioteca Terzi, Scanz XII, Canc. III, Fila No. 19
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints, Fireworks! Four Centuries of Pyrotechnics in Prints and Drawings," June 6, 2000–July 9, 2000.

Harvard 223; SKB 3034; Jessen 2089; Univ.Cat.I.740; Cicognara 1388; Vinet 605; T.B.XV.p. 163 (Gualterotti); Lipperheide (new Siiv) 2740; Brunet II.1772 (15 plates, different in title); Graesse III p. 166, (14 pls., different in title)
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