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Drawing, Stage Design: Architectural Capriccio with a Tempietto and Broken Columns

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1775–90 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black, brown ink, brush and gray wash, pink, yellow watercolor, graphite on thick white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

38.4 x 53.1 cm (15 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design: Architectural Capriccio with a Tempietto and Broken Columns; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black, brown ink, brush and gray wash, pink, yellow watercolor, graphite on thick white laid paper; 38.4 x 53.1 cm (15 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-12

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

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