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What is this?

Courtyard surrounded by arcade in the background to the left building with dome and small towers either side, having appearance of a church but there are no ecclesiastical motifs.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated ca. 1719 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 gray wash, blue, pale rose watercolor on white laid paper, laid down

Its dimensions are

28.7 x 42.4 cm (11 5/16 x 16 11/16 in.)

This object was created by Francesco Galli Bibiena

This object was purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee

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