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1938

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Drawing, Stage Design: Proscenium and Palace Staircase

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Girolamo Fontana and made for (as the client) Maria Casimira, Queen of Poland. It is dated 1690–1710 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray, brown wash on 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

44.5 x 37.0 cm (17 1/2 x 14 9/16 in. )

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, on mounting sheet below image: Scale: in palmi Romani; and in pen and brown ink at upper right: 89; at lower right: 96.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design: Proscenium and Palace Staircase; Attributed to Girolamo Fontana (Italy); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray, brown wash on white laid paper; 44.5 x 37.0 cm (17 1/2 x 14 9/16 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-23

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