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Print, La Scala Theater, Milan

This is a Print. It was designed by Angelo Biasoli and after Francesco Durelli. It is dated 1815–1830 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is aquatint engraving. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Giuseppe Piermarini (1734–1808) was the architect of the La Scala Theater, which opened in 1778 with a performance of the opera L'Europa riconosciuto by Antonio Salieri. The facade, except for the addition in 1830 of side wings with terraces, presents the same appearance today; it is still a world-famous opera house.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 18.6 × 23.1 cm (7 5/16 × 9 1/8 in.) H x W: 24.7 × 29.5 cm (9 3/4 × 11 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, La Scala Theater, Milan; Designed by Angelo Biasoli (1790–1830); aquatint engraving; Platemark: 18.6 × 23.1 cm (7 5/16 × 9 1/8 in.) H x W: 24.7 × 29.5 cm (9 3/4 × 11 5/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-1432

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