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Drawing, Journey by Sedan Chair

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Saverio della Gatta. We acquired it in 1931. Its medium is black chalk, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Artist Saverio della Gatta depicted many Italian landscapes and Neapolitan scenes of everyday life. In this watercolor, he shows a group of elite travelers journeying by sedan chair, which is supported by a caravan of horses. Through the glass windows, the fashionable couple enjoys the view of a smoking Mount Vesuvius, distant mountains, and architectural ruins.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

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Drawing, Journey by Sedan Chair; Designed by Saverio della Gatta (Italian, 1777 - 1829); Italy; black chalk, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper; 1931-73-6

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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