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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    FORLI 1636 -- BEZZI, Giuliano. Il fuoco trionfale. Raccono della traslatione della miracolo.é imagine dette la Madona del Fuoco protettrice della Città di Forli. Forli: Giovanni Cimatti, 1637.

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    FORLI 1636 -- BEZZI, Giuliano. Il fuoco trionfale. Raccono della traslatione della miracolo.é imagine dette la Madona del Fuoco protettrice della Città di Forli. Forli: Giovanni Cimatti, 1637.

    4o (198 x 152 mm). Engraved title and 16 plates (9 folding) after designs by FLORIANO DAL BUONO. Later flexible vellum (endpapers renewed).

    Bezzi reports on the festival celebrated in Forli in October 1636 in honor of the miraculous image of the "Virgin of Fire" believed to have intervened in several conflagrations. The image was transported to a new chapel through streets in which ornate decorations, triumphal arches, etc. had been erected. The festal decorations were done by the Bolognese artist Floriano dal Buono, best known for the large panorama of his native city. Six folding and one full-page plate illustrate floats constructed for the procession; eight engravings are of triumphal arches or street scenes and one plate is a section and plan of the new chapel. Berlin 3205; Cicognara 1443; Lozzi 1991; Vinet 813.


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