Filippo Del Buono - Ordinazione del vestiario per il ballo Olga di Cracovia di Giovanni Briol. N.96 Figurini. - 1852

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Filippo Del Buono - Ordinazione del vestiario per il ballo Olga di Cracovia di Giovanni Briol. N.96 Figurini. - 1852
Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Book

Coeval dark green half leather and green paper binding with corners; on the front plate, super libros with title with a pane, all printed in gold; smooth spine decorated with triple fillets alternated with a small frieze. Coeval lithographic print with portrait of Luisa Colombon-Briol, printed by litografia Pace, applied to the front of the first sheet following the front endpaper - 96 numbered plates with theatre costumes, finely made in watercolour in multiple colours, on pencil outlines, with tempera reliefs and with paint retouches à la gomme (the plates are alternated with blank sheets). This fine and rare volume includes the models of the costumes for the ballet Olga of Krakow: choreographer of the show was Giovanni Briol, active in the middle of the romantic period, in the middle of the nineteenth century (at the Teatro Regio in Turin his ballets were performed in the seasons 1852-53 and 1853-54). Each table bears, at the bottom right corner, the signature of the costume designer: "Filippo del Buono". The costumes also show a double numbering at the bottom, with coeval handwriting: in pen (on pencil lines) and pencil; the numbering in pencil (not present in all sheets) is the one that shows the exact placement of the 96 models within the volume; also in pencil, some of the costumes bear the name of the dancer from whom the outfit is intended. The following of the images (made in bright colours with confidence and skill) offers a sample of great variety: the first models reproduce (with some freedom) the clothes of gentlemen and gentlewomen of the late sixteenth century, and others of Polish inspiration (see, for example, the pencil-numbered plate no. 17, 22-33); some clothes seem to be inspired by the popular Italian and Spanish environment, others depict jesters, masks of the "Commedia dell'arte", magicians; numerous models also describe imaginative exotic outfits from various parts of the world: Turkey, India, Africa, America (?) and China. In excellent condition.

No. 76.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Filippo Del Buono
Book Title
Ordinazione del vestiario per il ballo Olga di Cracovia di Giovanni Briol. N.96 Figurini.
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1852
Edition
Different editions
Language
Italian
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
96
Dimensions
230×160 mm
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