Design for the sacking and burning of Aleppo, Act V, in Il Solimano

Maker and role
Engraver: Jacques Callot, French, 1592-1635
Designer: Giulio Parigi, Italian, 1571-1635
Year
1620

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Media/materials
Etching with engraving
Measurements
plate, 7 7/8 x 11in (20 x 27.9cm)
sheet, 8 x 11in (20.3 x 27.9cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Accession number
TL2004.20.3
Object type
Department
Location
Theatre production information
Opera by Prospero Bonarelli.
Further information
Space in Parigi's stage design is measured and stately. This effect is appropriate for Prospero Bonarelli's tragedy about the Ottoman Empire's Suleiman the Magnificent. In the fifth act, Aleppo, Syria, erupts in violence and is engulfed in flames, disrupting the calm of Parigi's setting.

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