Stage Set: Courtyards with StaircasesArtist(s)Giuseppe Galli BibienaObject Creation Date1696-1757Medium & Supportink and washDimensions
6 7/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. ( 17.5 cm x 23.2 cm )Subject matter
Bibiena created a number of stage designs and this drawing of a couryard framed by arcades, elevated walkways, and stairs would provide a spectacular--if not believable--backdrop for a drama.Physical Description
An intricate series of arches, stairs, and balustrades are presented obliquely. The deepest recession into space is at the center of the design. Seen from a low vantage point, the soaring columns and arcades create the illusion of deep space.Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object Typearchitectural drawingCollection AreaWesternRights
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