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Drawing, Five designs for various structures for a villa, ca. 1790

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

19.5 x 20 cm (7 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Center left: fontana di/ villa (Fountain for a Villa) Center right: caffeaus (coffeehouse) Bottom left: porta di villa Bottom right: Pianta della/ porta di villa (PDM'91)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Five designs for various structures for a villa, ca. 1790; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper; 19.5 x 20 cm (7 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1185

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