12 June 2009
FANO 1735 -- PAOLI, Sebastiano. Solemni esequie di Maria Clementina Sobieski Regina dell'Inghilterra celebrate nella chiesa di S. Paterniano in Fano Dall' Illo, e Ro Monsignor Giacomo Beni Vescovo di detta città Li 23. Maggio MDCCXXXV. Fano: Gaetano Fanelli, .
2o (404 x 263 mm). Title-page printed in red and black. Engraved vignettes on title-page and C1, and 2 engraved folding plates by GIUSEPPE CAMERATA after MICHELE MARIESCHI and FRANCESCO TASSO. Contemporary flexible paper boards (spine worn).
A description of the obsequies conducted in Fano for MARIA CLEMENTINA SOBIESKI (1702-1735), consort of James, Prince of Wales. The Princess had died suddenly in Rome on 18 January 1735 at the age of 32 and four months later, on 23 May, these services were held at the Cathedral of San Paterniano in Fano. The text describes the funeral apparati designed by the Venetian architect Francesco Tasso, who brought with him 7 assistants to execute the enormous task at hand. The huge catafalque and the decorated nave of San Paterniano, the results of Tasso and his team's work, are illustrated in the folding plates. Berlin 3256; Cicognara 1501.
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