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Stage Set: Courtyards with Staircases

Accession Number
1957/2.2

Title
Stage Set: Courtyards with Staircases

Artist(s)
Giuseppe Galli Bibiena

Object Creation Date
1696-1757

Medium & Support
ink and wash

Dimensions
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 Type
architectural drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Architecture
columns
courtyards
stair

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