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TASSO, Torquato, 1544–1595.

Lot 166: TASSO, Torquato, 1544–1595.

Stargardt Autographenhandlung

March 28, 2023
Berlin, Germany

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TASSO, Torquato, 1544–1595.
E. Gedicht m.U. “Torq[ua]to Tasso”. 1 S. folio. Geringe Alters- und Montagespuren, 2 kleine Löcher.

Tassos Freund, der Kardinalsekretär Statilio Paolini, hatte für den mittellosen Dichter wenige Jahre vor dessen Tod bei Papst Clemens VIII. (1536–1592–1605) eine kleine Pension erwirken können, wofür sich Tasso mit dem vorliegenden Lobgedicht in Sonettform bedankte:

“Risp[et]to al Sig[n]ore Statilio.
Chiaro nome inalzar con roca tromba,
E celeste virtù, caduto a terra,
E la pace lodar, sospinto in guerra,
Non oso. e ’l canto mio rimbomba:
Ma tù, che trar ne puoi d’oscura tomba
Canta di lui, che n’apre il cielo, e serra:
E ’l suo poter distende anco sotterra,
E fà l’alma volar quasi colomba.
Et ogni mente à reverir s’inchini,
I merti, e l’opre, et ogni gentil petto,
Gli consacri il suo cor da Battro, à Tile.
Perche dee farli honori homai divini
Il cielo, e ’l mondo, e ’ntende ad altro obietto
Pur come lingua basti, o colto stile.”
Zusätze von fremder Hand geben Aufschluss über frühe Besitzer des Stückes sowie die erste Veröffentlichung des Gedichts:
Auf der Vorderseite: “Sonetto Originale di Torquato Tasso, a Statilio Paolini / Stato regalato a Monsige Fontanini dall’Abate Sige Gianfrancesco Sinibaldi, come si dichiara alla Pagina 361 nel Libro dell’Aminta difeso, ove è stampato.” -Auf der Rückseite: “È stamapto nell’Aminta difeso, da Monsige Fontanini Pagina 362, Edizione di Roma 1700: in 8°”.
“Abt Gianfrancesco Sinibaldi verschenkte dies wertvolle eigenhändige Sonett an Giusto Fontanini, der es zuerst in seinem Buch ‘L’Aminta di Torquato Tasso difeso’ ... 1700 veröffentlichte. Das Autograph wurde dann mit einem Exemplar von Fontaninis Buch verbunden ... Dann wurde es abgetrennt und separat verkauft, bis 1877 Angelo Panizzi, der das oben erwähnte Exemplar des Werks von Giusto Fontanini bereits seit zwölf Jahren besaß, das Autograph bei dem Buchhändler Ongania in Venedig aufspürte und erwarb und es dem Band von ‘Aminta difeso’ wieder beifügte, wo es sich noch heute befindet. Dies geht aus einer Notiz hervor, die Angelo Panizzi auf ein Blatt geschrieben hat, das dem Titelblatt von Fontaninis Werk vorangestellt ist” (G. Belvederi: Biblioteca Arcivescovile e Libreria Breventani di Bologna, Catalogo dei Manoscritti, Ms. 68; Übersetzung).
Zuletzt versteigert durch uns 1979 (Katalog 617 Nr. 298), seither in einer deutschen Privatsammlung.

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TASSO, Torquato, 1544–1595.




ERKLÄRUNG DER ABKÜRZUNGEN / Interprétation des abréviations / Interpretation of abbreviations:

E.Br.m.U. Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift (Lettre autographe signé / Autograph letter signed)
Br.m.U. Brief von fremder Hand mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift (Lettre signé / Letter signed)
Br.m.U.u.E. Brief von fremder Hand mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift und Empfehlungsformel (Lettre signé avec souscription autographe / Letter signed and subscribed)
S. Seite(n) (pages / pages)
O.O.u.D.(J.) Ohne Ort und Datum (Jahr) (sans lieux ni date / no place no date)
4° (8°) Quart-(Oktav-)Format (in-4°) (in-8°)

Bei den Maßen ist zuerst die Höhe angegeben / given dimensions: first the height

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