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Drawing - A hall in a palace
  • A hall in a palace
    Valeriani, Guiseppe, born 1708 - died 1762
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A hall in a palace

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Valeriani, Guiseppe, born 1708 - died 1762 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and brown wash and pencil on laid paper; indented with a stylus and blackened on the back

  • Museum number:

    E.4897-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 2B

This is a design for a stage setting, possible for the opera Scipio by Francesco Araja, produced at the court theatre, St Petersburg, 29 August 1745. The design has been transferred elsewhere by the back of the sheet being coated with black chalk, after which the drawing was traced on the front with another sheet below, which was thereby inscribed with chalk with the traced lines.

Physical description

Design for a stage setting, showing a hall in a palace. Pen and ink and brown wash and pencil on laid paper; indented with a stylus and blackened on the back.

Date

1745 (made)

Artist/maker

Valeriani, Guiseppe, born 1708 - died 1762 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and brown wash and pencil on laid paper; indented with a stylus and blackened on the back

Marks and inscriptions

Bears the collector's mark of Edmond Fatio.

Dimensions

Height: 28.1 cm, Width: 24.5 cm

Descriptive line

Valeriani, Guiseppe, A hall in a palace, Design for a stage setting, possibly for the opera 'Scipio' by Francesco Araja, produced at the court theatre, St Petersberg, 29 August 1745, pen and ink and brown wash and pencil on paper

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. 18 p.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Pencil; Laid paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Chalk applied on back for transfer

Subjects depicted

Theatre; Palaces

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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