Commedia dell’arte figures

Commedia dell’arte figures

(from Italian) Figures representing the 16 characters in Italian commedia dell’arte, a theatrical genre that was especially popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Flameworkers made models of these figures, often copying illustrations in Lelio Riccoboni’s Histoire du théâtre italien (1728-1731).

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Commedia dell’arte figure