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Drawing, Stage Design, Temple of Love

This is a drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1775-90 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk on off-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

H x W: 43 × 60.1 cm (16 15/16 × 23 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper right corner: 39

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design, Temple of Love; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk on off-white laid paper; H x W: 43 × 60.1 cm (16 15/16 × 23 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-224

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

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