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Drawing, Stage Design: Temple of Ingratitude, ca. 1796-1801

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated ca. 1796-1801 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined 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

22.2 x 34.2 cm (8 3/4 x 13 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Lower left: Tempio del Ingratitudine (Temple of Ingratitude); Numbered at upper right On plinth of tomb: PUTTO [?] A ME/ E DOVUTO On lunettes above the tomb: Left: PER RENDERSI/ PIU DEGNI/ INGRATI CON IL PAPA Center: CHI/ E/ PIU INGRATO/ QUA SI ONORA Right: PER RENDERSI/ BEN DEGNI/ INGRATI/ CON LA MADRE/ E CON CHI LE/ FA BENE In surrounding lunettes: Left: E UN/ DOVERE/ INTOLERA/ N[?]ZZA Left center: AMORE/ MAI PER/ ALCUNO/ ODIO SEM[P]RE Right center: IL DOVERE/ E DI FAR/ MORIRE CHI/ LEVA LA FAME Right: LA VEN [cut off]/ N/ ANNO L [cut off]/ PRIME P [cut off]/ IN QUEST [cut off]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design: Temple of Ingratitude, ca. 1796-1801; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper; 22.2 x 34.2 cm (8 3/4 x 13 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-135

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