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This object is currently on display in room 105 as part of Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things.


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Drawing, Interior Elevation with Chimney and Benches

This is a Drawing. It was created by Michel Angelo Pergolesi.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Morgan Library & Museum as part of Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things.

Its medium is pen and brown ink, graphite, pen and blue-gray ink, red chalk on verso on laid paper. extraneous white accretions.. It is a part of the department.

Most of the drawings in this gallery depict isolated motifs, but in this sheet, Pergolesi shows how his designs might be combined to create an entire interior, covered floor-to-ceiling in harmonious ornament. Among these are several elements—including sphinxes, birds, palmettes, rosettes, and others—that are presented in close detail elsewhere in the gallery. Although this busy interior may seem fantastically dense, careful examination reveals familiar motifs such as acanthus leaves, tooth-shaped dentils, and eggand-dart pattern along the ceiling. Many of these can also be seen throughout the museum

It is credited Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 52.1 × 64.8 cm (20 1/2 × 25 1/2 in.)

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