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Title:: First Fireworks Decoration for the Festival of Sts. Peter and Paul, Rome, 1738 Year:: 1738
Artist: Parrocel, Pierre Ignace After: Specchi, Michelangelo
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: French 18th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Baudicour N.D.;
LeBlanc N.D.;
Price: $425.00
Description: An arch of rocks on both sides and clouds above, all inhabited by deities: Vulcan in his forge at the left, Apollo and the muses conertizing at the right, between them Neptune in his chariot and others. Specchi is credited (on the 2nd decoration) as "architect." It should be noted that these are designs for the decorations; no actual fireworks are shown. A good impression on laid paper watermarked with a fleur de lis in a single circle, with large margins; trace of the usual vertical centerfold and some old paper tape top verso.

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