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What is this?

Palaces with porticoes and colonnades at left. Statues of two centaurs placed on plinths flank a low stair. At center, a tall obelisk stands with Castel Sant'Angelo behind and the Ponte Elio in the distance. Another palace, decorated with statues and a flower filled vase is at right.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated ca. 1740 and we acquired it in 1938. Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

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Its medium is

pen and brown ink, brush and brown, gray watercolor on white laid paper

Its dimensions are

32 x 48.2cm (12 5/8 x 19in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite on verso: P 19 / upper

This object was created by Unknown

This object was purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee and catalogued by Megan L. Smith and Dr. Haus Huth

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Set Design showing Fantasy of Rome with the Castel Sant 'Angelo, the Ponte Elio and the Centaurs Aristens and Pappias, ca. 1740 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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