Etching and engraving
9 3/8 x 12 1/4in (23.8 x 31.1cm)
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Opera by Francesco Sacrati. Produced at the Teatro Novissimo, Venice, 1642.
In Il Bellerofonte, staged in Venice at the Teatro Novissimo, eight scene changes occurred. The audience was transported from the here-and-now, represented by a backdrop depicting St. Mark's Square in Venice, to the ancient eastern Mediterranean kingdom of Lycea, where the Greek hero Bellerofon, astride the magic horse Pegasus, conquered the monster Chimera.
Giovanni Giorgi (Italian)
Giacomo Torelli (Italian, b.1608, d.1678)