MS Thr 602
Commedia dell'arte images, circa 1700-1972: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 602
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Commedia dell'arte images,
Date(s): 1700-1972 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French, Italian, German, and English.
Abstract: Engravings and picture postcards with images relating to Commedia dell'arte.
No accession number. Various sources and dates.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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Commedia Dell'arte Images, circa 1700-1972 (MS Thr 602). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Commedia dell'arte was a type of theatrical comedy that developed first in Italy in
the mid-16th century. It spread and evolved throughout Europe in the following centuries.
This theatrical form produced its own iconography, some of which is represented in
this small collection.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Collection includes engravings and picture postcard images relating to the Commedia
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions
below for additional information.
- (2). Balli di Sfessania di Jacomo Callot : engraving, undated. 1 folders
- (3). Capitezn der Teutsche / Leibguardi / Comedianten : photomechanical of an engraving, undated. 1 folders
- (4). Euariste Gherardi faisant le personage d'Arlequin : engraving, undated. 1 folders
- (5). G. Weippert's Opera Buffa, Quadrilles...Palace Galop...London : engraving from sheet music cover, undated. 1 folders
- (6). Images relating to the Commedia Dell'arte : picture postcards, 1970-1972 and undated. 1 folders
Includes 3 postcards:
- Postcard from Hannah to Helen Willard, 1970. With image of Marionette, Dottore.
- Postcard from Hannah to Helen Willard, no year June 19. With image of Harlequin.
- Blank postcard with image of Donna Martina by F. A. Bustelli. Gift of Helen D. Willard,
1972 April 6.
- (8). Mezzetin est d'une Nature,... : hand-colored engraving, undated. 1 folders
Engraver: F. Iollain.
- (9). La Signore Spinette en Arlequine de l'Opera : hand-colored engraving, undated. 1 folders
Engraver: H. Bonnart.