Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Production People
Remigio Cantagallina (Print made by)artist bio
Cantagallina, Remigio
b Borgo San Sepolcro, c. 1582; bur Florence, 1656

Giulio Parigi (After)artist bio
Parigi, Giulio
b Florence, 6 April 1571; d Florence, 13 July 1635
Title / Description
First Interlude: Palace of Fame, from the series of Seven Intermedi for the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici
189 x 264 mm (platemark)
Signed at lower left: 'Ramigio Canta Gallina F.' and titled at centre: 'PALAZZO DELLA FAMA INTERMEDIO PRIMO' and inscribed at lower right: 'Come: rappre: nelle nozze del Ser:mo Principe di/Toscana l'Ann. 1608. Giulio Parigi I'
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XX.61.13
The print belongs to a series of seven plates recording Giulio Parigi's stage designs for the opera that was performed as a part of the festivities organised on the occasion of the marriage of Cosimo de' Medici and Maria Magdalena, archduchess of Austria in October 1608. The performance consisted of the pastoral 'Il giudizio di Paride' by Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane and six interludes. Two of the etchings (Bartsch XX.61.15 and XX.61.18, see inv. no. 1916-225) were executed by Parigi himself, while the rest were made by Cantagallina. The etchings had a large influence on stage design across Europe. On the performance, see Roy C. Strong, Art and Power. Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650, Berkeley and Los Angeles 1984, pp. 149-52.
Inventory Number
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
Citation Line
Cantagallina, Remigio (Print made by), Parigi, Giulio (After), Inv. No. 1916-220, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » (accessed 4th of December, 2020) «