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Drawing, Stage Design, Hall in a Babylonian Palace for the Opera "Ciro in Babylonia" by Gioacchino Rossini

This is a drawing. It was designed by Romolo Liverani and after Alessandro Sanquirico. It is dated 1818–19 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on 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: 15.9 × 20.8 cm (6 1/4 × 8 3/16 in.) H x W (mat): 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, verso: Reggio Opera Ciro in Babilonia (Palace, Opera Cyrus in Babylon); in pen and brown ink, verso, by a different hand: Sanquirico

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design, Hall in a Babylonian Palace for the Opera "Ciro in Babylonia" by Gioacchino Rossini; Designed by Romolo Achille Liverani (Italian, 1809 - 1872); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on white laid paper; H x W: 15.9 × 20.8 cm (6 1/4 × 8 3/16 in.) H x W (mat): 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-282

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

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