The “Presentazione della Chinea” was a secular homage to the Holy See organised each year on the vigil and feast of SS. Pietro e Paolo (28-29th June), by the Roman ambassador of the King of Naples. The ceremony originated in the thirteenth century, when Charles of Anjou accepted the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies as a fief of the Church, and continued until 1788. The series of Chinea prints commences in 1722, when the ceremony was revived after a twenty-two-year hiatus engendered by the War of Spanish Succession, and elaborated by the performance of fireworks on successive evenings; it ends in 1786, two years before Ferdinand IV permanently suspended public payment of the tribute. Altogether, 106 prints were issued (no prints were issued in the years 1734-1737, 1768, 1777, 1779-1781, 1783-1784, 1786-1787, although the ceremony was conducted in each of these years except 1735-1737 and 1768).