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Rome: a crowd of revellers in the Corso celebrate the end of carnival by snuffing out candles. Etching by B. Pinelli, 1830.

Pinelli, Bartolomeo, 1781-1835.
Date
1830
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35900i
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La smorza, or the Blowing out of the lights (French, "Souffler les lumières"), in the Corso in Rome, before midnight on the evening of Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival. Some people carry giant candle-snuffers with which to snuff out all the candles carried in the last days of the carnival

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1 print : etching

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Wellcome Library no. 35900i

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