Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection / Italy
Puppet theatre

© Musei Civici d’Arte Antica Bologna

Theatre: c. 1770; marionettes: c. 1750
Theatre: unknown artist from Romagna; marionettes: Veneto
Museo di Arte Industriale e Galleria Davia Bargellini
Bologna, Italy
About the Museum
This puppet theatre was painted by an artist influenced by the culture of the Bibienas for the Albicini family of Forlì. It is a rare and precious ensamble thanks to the rich equipment of backdrops, wings and marionettes (74 female and male figures, 9 horses and 1 monkey, made in Veneto around 1750).
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See also
Historical Cross Referencing
Artistic Introduction