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Print, Peep-show, Reggio di Calabria Destroyed by Earthquake, February 5, 1783, ca. 1783

This is a Print. It was published by Jacques-François Chéreau. It is dated ca. 1783 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is hand-colored etching on white laid paper, laid down on brown wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Edith R. Wharton and Edith R. Wharton. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Wharton.

Its dimensions are

28.9 × 39.5 cm (11 3/8 × 15 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

inscribed in plate, lower margin: VUE DE LA VILLE DE REGIO DIL MESSINAE ET CES ALENTOUR DETRUITE / par le terrible tremblement de Terre arriv e le Conq Fevrier de l'annee l783. / A Paris chez J. Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257

Cite this object as

Print, Peep-show, Reggio di Calabria Destroyed by Earthquake, February 5, 1783, ca. 1783; Published by Jacques-François Chéreau (French, 1742 - 1794); France; hand-colored etching on white laid paper, laid down on brown wove paper; 28.9 × 39.5 cm (11 3/8 × 15 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Wharton; 1901-30-22

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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