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Lantern Slide, Chinese Garden, ca. 1780

This is a Lantern slide. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is cut paper on wood frame. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.6 × 50 cm (17 9/16 × 19 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on label, verso: This is a beautiful Chinese garden all decked with pine trees and a fireworks machine that runs endlessly.

Cite this object as

Lantern Slide, Chinese Garden, ca. 1780; Italy; cut paper on wood frame; H x W: 44.6 × 50 cm (17 9/16 × 19 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund; 1937-18-12

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