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Drawing - Illustration for 'La Donna Forte: Il Cavaliere Giocondo, Torquato'

Illustration for 'La Donna Forte: Il Cavaliere Giocondo, Torquato'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cateni, Emidio (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wash drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. James Tillotson Hyde

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 20, box A

Physical description

Wash drawing illustrating a libretti or play. Signed in ink on the original mount, inscribed in ink in Italian with lines of text and in another hand, 'Del Magno'.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1830 (made)


Cateni, Emidio (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wash drawing


Height: 6.3 cm, Width: 5.8 cm

Descriptive line

Wash drawing by Emidio Cateni illustrating the libretti 'La Donna Forte: Il Cavaliere Giocondo, Torquato'. Italy, ca. 1830.

Production Note

The first two titles do not seem to be recorded; it is possible that the third might be associated with the translation of Goethe's Torquato Tasso or with Donizetti's opera, both of which appeared in the first half of the 19th century.




Wash; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Opera; Illustration


Theatre; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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