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Lantern Slide, Chinese Garden with Fountain, ca. 1780

This is a Lantern slide. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is cut paper on wood frame. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.8 × 49.9 cm (17 5/8 × 19 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on label, verso: This is a garden in the Chinese style and if you laugh I'm not surprised. There is a fountain of golden water that is painted in all known colors.

Cite this object as

Lantern Slide, Chinese Garden with Fountain, ca. 1780; Italy; cut paper on wood frame; H x W: 44.8 × 49.9 cm (17 5/8 × 19 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund; 1937-18-17

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