Piazza Santa Croce (Vue d'Ensemble de la Fête ; Festivities on the Piazza Santa Croce), from the series La Guerra di Belezza (La Guerre de la beauté ; The War of Beauty)

Jacques Callot, French, 1592 - 1635, after Giulio Parigi, Italian, 1571 - 1635



Etching on paper

Plate: 9 × 11 13/16 in. (22.9 × 30 cm)

Sheet: 9 3/8 × 12 3/16 in. (23.8 × 31 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



Zanobi Pignoni, Florence


Europe, Italy



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center: TEATRO FATTO IN FIRENZE NELLA FESTA A CAVALLO PER LA VENVTA DEL SER.mo [mo in superscript] PRINCIPE D‘URBINO / Qui fecero 42 Caualieri diuers abbattimenti e dipoi un balletto ci si uido ancora una battaglia a piedi di 300 persone, oltre i Carri e l‘altra gente per diuersi seruitij; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Iullus Parigij Inv. ICallot [IC in monogram] delineauit et F; Watermark, center left: [indistinct]

Course History

ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Theater Art of the Medici, Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 15, 1980-January 31, 1981

Theater Art of the Medici, Beaumont-May Gallery and Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 10-December 7, 1980, no. 51.

The Theatre of Jacques Callot, Paul Creative Art Center, University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, October 28-December 11, 1986

Festivals, Theater, and Opera at the Courts of the Medici in Florence, William H. Schab Gallery, New York, New York, October 6-December 8, 1978, no. 25.

Publication History

William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., Theater and Festival Etchings and Master Prints and Drawings from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, Catalogue 59, New York: William H. Schab Gallery, 1978, no. 25, ill. p. 11.

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Theatre Art of the Medici, Hanover, NH, and London: University Press of New England, 1980, p. 109, no. 51, ill. p. 108.


William H. Schab Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1978.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 182; Meaume 640

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