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The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1775 – 1776
The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Joseph Wright of Derby
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The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome is a Romantic Oil on Canvas Painting created by Joseph Wright of Derby from 1775 to 1776. It lives at the Walker Art Gallery in England. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Night. SourceDownload

In the late 1700s, the city of Rome threw a massive fireworks festival called the Girandola each year on Easter Monday. The Girandola festival gave its name to a special type of firework, a flying wheel that uses rockets to propel the device into the air while also spinning it.

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