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Photo, Print, Drawing The Doge's Procession Crossing Saint Mark's Square, Venice. Unkonfft vnnd herkommen der weitberumbten herrlichen statt Venedig

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Title

  • The Doge's Procession Crossing Saint Mark's Square, Venice.

Other Title

  • Unkonfft vnnd herkommen der weitberumbten herrlichen statt Venedig

Summary

  • This view of the procession of the doge in Saint Mark's Square in Venice is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622-86). The procession of the doge through the square to the Bucentaur, the state galley, was observed annually on Ascension Day up to 1798 to consecrate the symbolic betrothal of the city with the sea. The print is by Jost Amman (circa 1539-91), a noted Swiss engraver and prolific book illustrator. The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie Collection consists of 187 engravings from the late 1500s and early 1600s. The prints originally were bound, ordered, and assigned a number. The early provenance of the collection is uncertain. After perusing the correspondence of King Gustav II Adolph and the Dutch philologist and diplomat Johannes Rutgersius, the former national librarian of Sweden E.W. Dahlgren conjectured that the pictures were ordered by the king and purchased by Rutgersius. The collection later was incorporated into the library of Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, then deposited in the Archive of Antiquities at the end of the 17th century, only to be transferred to the Royal Library in 1780. An exhaustive catalog of the collection was published by Isak Collijn in 1915, Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie's samling af äldre stadsvyer och historiska planscher i Kungl. Biblioteket. Dahlgren provides an account of the early provenance of the collection in his article, "Miscellanea" in Nordisk tidskrift för bok- och biblioteksväsen (1920).

Names

  • Amman, Jost, 1539-1591 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1550 to 1591]

Headings

  • -  Italy--Veneto--Venice
  • -  1550 to 1591
  • -  Architecture, Byzantine
  • -  Architecture, Gothic
  • -  Architecture, Renaissance
  • -  Basilica di San Marco (Venice, Italy)
  • -  Bell towers
  • -  Campanile di San Marco (Venice, Italy)
  • -  Canal boats
  • -  Canals
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Cityscapes
  • -  Crowds
  • -  Government officials
  • -  Manners and customs
  • -  Parades and processions
  • -  Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)
  • -  Plazas
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Shelfmark: KoB DelaG 49"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 woodcut ; 76 x 189 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670741

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Amman, Jost, Artist. The Doge's Procession Crossing Saint Mark's Square, Venice. Venice Veneto Italy, 1550. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1591] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670741/.

APA citation style:

Amman, J. (1550) The Doge's Procession Crossing Saint Mark's Square, Venice. Venice Veneto Italy, 1550. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1591] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670741/.

MLA citation style:

Amman, Jost, Artist. The Doge's Procession Crossing Saint Mark's Square, Venice. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1591] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670741/>.