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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. 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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