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Title :

Obsequies in Rome for Ferdinand VI of Spain, 1759

Author :
MOORE, John E. ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Although set pieces (macchine) served as an indispensable medium of diplomatic discourse in early modern Europe, as physical objects they were never intended to survive. Attending to the difficulty of reconstructing lost works of art, I shall consider the obsequies held in Rome to commemorate the death of Ferdinand VI of Spain. Among the documentary sources to be studied are a limited-edition book and its two accompanying etchings, newspaper reports, and diplomatic dispatches. A sculptor engaged in this project obtained widespread praise for his work, but (in his opinion) meager retribution from the patron's agent. Correspondence related to this controversy throws light on the industry that produced ephemeral works of art in 18th c. Rome, and on the intensely political nature of festivals. ;
Pagination/Size :
2 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture éphémère ; Estampe ; Fernando VI, roi d'Espagne, 1713-1759 ; Fête ; Funérailles ; Iconographie ; Italie ; Roma (ITA) ; 1700-1800 ; 1759 ;
Descriptors :
Fernando VI, king of Spain, 1713-1759 ; Festivals ; Funerals ; Iconography ; Italy ; Prints ; Roma (ITA) ; Temporary architecture ; 1700-1800 ; 1759 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975596 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
NETHERLANDS ;