All of Rome on its feet: the panorama of a magnificent procession of Pope Gregory XVI

Corpus Domini Solemn Procession

Rome (Italy) — 1837

Corpus Domini Solemn Procession

Corpus Domini Solemn Procession

Rome (Italy) — 1837

  1. This 19th century work presents one of Rome’s grandest events: the procession of the Corpus Domini

  2. It depicts the 1837 procession of Pope Gregory XVI (1765–1846) on 35 folded pages measuring 14 meters

  3. The panorama consists of 35 masterful etchings by the gifted graphic artist Salvatore Busuttil (1798–1854)

Corpus Domini Solemn Procession

Alternative Titles:
  • La Solenne Processione del Corpus Domini
  • Una processione romana
  • Solemn Procession of Corpus Christi
  • Feierliche Fronleichnamsprozession
Corpus Domini Solemn Procession – Biblioteca Casanatense (Rome, Italy)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology

Short Description

This exceptional 19th century work presents one of Rome’s most important liturgical feast days: the procession of the Corpus Domini. In the year 1837, under Pope Gregory XVI, this tradition began as it had for centuries with an impressive march and was recorded by the Italian artist Salvatore Busuttil in detailed graphics. 35 folded pages – opening up to 14 meters in length – brings a panorama of this holiday splendor before the eyes of the beholder in gorgeously-colored imagery!

Corpus Domini Solemn Procession

This exceptional 19th century work presents one of Rome’s most important liturgical feast days: the procession of the Corpus Domini. In the year 1837, under Pope Gregory XVI, this tradition began as it had for centuries with an impressive march and was recorded by the Italian artist Salvatore Busuttil in detailed graphics. 35 folded pages – opening up to 14 meters in length – brings a panorama of this holiday splendor before the eyes of the beholder in gorgeously-colored imagery!

The Pope and his Entourage in Splendor

Archways splendidly adorned with garlands line the streets on which the procession moves past. Soldiers of the Swiss Guard flank a long procession of ecclesiastical dignitaries and other clerics such as monks, cardinals, and altar boys in addition to Pope Gregory XVI (1765–1846) in their midst with his entourage. They carry splendid monstrances and crosses and present themselves richly clad. Groups of awestruck and amazed spectators stand at the margins as spectators. Everything radiates with a festive mood!

A Significant Cultural Historical Testimonial

This panorama of an important Roman feast day: the procession of the Corpus Domini by St. Peter’s, unfolds on 35 pages. This exceptional work is titled La solenne processione vaticana del Corpus Domini al tempo di Gregorio XVI. **Salvatore Busuttil (1798–1854), an Italian artist who known above all for his graphics, completed the 35 detailed etchings of the procession in the year 1837. Gorgeously painted in watercolors and measuring 40 x 30 cm when open, these offer a magnificent, 14 meter long panorama of the festive procession. One of the most important religious rites in Rome in a wonderfully graphic testimonial!

Codicology

Alternative Titles
La Solenne Processione del Corpus Domini
Una processione romana
Solemn Procession of Corpus Christi
Feierliche Fronleichnamsprozession
Size / Format
70 pages / 40.5 x 30.5 cm (Total length of 14 metres)
Date
1837
Language
Illustrations
35 etchings painted in with water-colour
Artist / School

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La Solenne Processione del Corpus Domini
Corpus Domini Solemn Procession – Biblioteca Casanatense (Rome, Italy)
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La Solenne Processione del Corpus Domini

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Vallecchi – Florence, 2000
Limited Edition
450 copies
Binding
Cloth-bound box with impressed gold decorations
Commentary
1 volume by Anna Vicini Mastrangeli
Languages: English, Italian
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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