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Lantern Slide, Colonnade with Fountains

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 × 50 cm (17 5/8 × 19 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on label, verso: Look now at this beautiful building with three balls revolving; at the star which Colone discovered; and the fountains that throw the water.

Cite this object as

Lantern Slide, Colonnade with Fountains; Italy; cut paper on wood frame; H x W: 44.8 × 50 cm (17 5/8 × 19 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund; 1937-18-6

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