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What is this?

View looking up into a circular coffered cupola, sculpted with flowers. An entablature consisting of three windows separated by pillars supports the interior ceiling. A lantern tops the cupola.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated 1700–25 and we acquired it in 1938. Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on off-white laid paper

Its dimensions are

17 1/8 x 17 1/16 inches (43.5 x 43.2 cm)

It has the following markings

Watermark: J HONIG ZOONEN.

This object was after Andrea Pozzo

This object was catalogued by Rudolph Berliner and purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18541087/ |title=Drawing, "Perspective Design for a Painted Dome and Cupola of a Church", 1700–25 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=3 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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