Italian School

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Italian School
18th century
Stage Design with Gothic Courtyard and Obelisks
Pen and brown ink, with gray wash, over black chalk, on paper.
6 1/16 x 6 3/8 inches (153 x 162 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Street Hoppin.
1978.32
Inscription: 

Numbered on verso, in pen and black ink, "No 24 / (unidentified symbol) 5".

Provenance: 
Possibly Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome (no mark; see Lugt S. 2078 a); Edward and Mary Brandegee, Boston (Lugt S. 1860c); by whose daughter given to Mrs. Frederick Street Hoppin, Stonington, CT, on the occasion of her marriage.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 198.

Notes: 

Watermark: hillocks.

Associated names: 

Piancastelli, Giovanni, 1845-1926, former owner.
Brandegee, Edward, former owner.
Brandegee, Mary, former owner.
Hoppin, Frederick Street, Mrs., former owner.

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