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Drawing, Stage Design, Fortified Castle Interior for "Ciro in Babilonia" by Gioachino Rossini, La Scala, Milan, 1818, "Prigione Sotterranea"

This is a drawing. It was designed by Romolo Achille Liverani and after Alessandro Sanquirico. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor and wash on 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

H x W: 20.9 × 27.9 cm (8 1/4 in. × 11 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, verso: Sala gottica a notte (Gothic hall at night); in pen and brown ink in a different hand: Sanquirico

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design, Fortified Castle Interior for "Ciro in Babilonia" by Gioachino Rossini, La Scala, Milan, 1818, "Prigione Sotterranea"; Designed by Romolo Achille Liverani (Italian, 1809 - 1872); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor and wash on laid paper; H x W: 20.9 × 27.9 cm (8 1/4 in. × 11 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-284

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