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What is this?

Architectural drawing for the Teatro Filarmonico. Lower right side of drawing details seating section of theater. Upper right side details ceiling decoration. Lower left side depicts left side of the stage. Each design is noted with letters and accompanied by a description in Italian.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated 1715–20 and we acquired it in 1938. Bequest of Erskine Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk on white laid paper

Its dimensions are

39.8 x 57 cm (15 11/16 x 22 7/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: Francesco Bibiena Archto. inventore Giuseppe Chamant delineo.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, at upper left : Spaccato ed Alsato nel Auditorio del Teatro di Verona e sua suffitta; various inscriptions in pen and brown ink throughout.

This object was architect: Francesco Galli Bibiena and drafted by Jean-Joseph Chamant

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt and catalogued by Megan L. Smith

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18348653/ |title=Drawing, "Teatro Filarmonico, Accademia Filarmonica, Verona, Italy: Section and Ceiling", 1715–20 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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